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New research 879: Management of chronic headache

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New research 879: Management of chronic headache

Aust Fam Physician. 2014 Mar;43(3):106-10.

Management of chronic headache.

Beran RG.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Headache remains the most common cause of neurological consultation in clinical practice for which correct diagnosis and treatment are essential.

OBJECTIVE:

This article provides a review of headache presentation and management, with an emphasis on chronic headaches and the differentiation between migraine and tension-type headache (TTH).

DISCUSSION:

By far the most important diagnostic tool for proper headache diagnosis is the taking of a concise and representative history of the headaches. Migraine and TTH exist along a continuum and identification of the patient's position on this continuum has important implications for management.

If you can be bothered and haven’t got anything better to read, the full report is here: http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2014/march/chronic-headache/

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