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   The Journal of Head and Face Pain

Copyright © 2016

Official publication of the American Headache Society

  • Edited by: Thomas N. Ward, MD 
  • 2015 Impact Factor: 2.961
    ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2015: 63/192 (Clinical Neurology)

Current Issue Highlights

Highlights from the February 2018 issue:

A Nursing Intervention Increases Quality of Life and Self-Efficacy in Migraine: A 1 Year Prospective Controlled Trial
Leroux E, Beaudet L, Boudreau G, Eghtesadi M, Marchand L, Pim H, Chagnon M
Compared to patients who were treated by a physician only, those who were also treated by a nurse using motivational interviews and personalized discussion of migraine management had larger reductions in headache-related disability and greater increases in feelings of self-efficacy.

Pediatric Headache and Sleep Disturbance: A Comparison of Diagnostic Groups
Rabner J, Kaczynski KJ, Simons LE, Lebel A
This retrospective study demonstrated that sleep disturbance was greater in children with tension-type headache and new daily persistent headache compared to migraine. For all three headache types, sleep disturbance was associated with more disability, anxiety and depression, while it was associated with higher pain levels only amongst those with tension-type headache.


The Role of Melatonin in the Treatment of Headache Disorders

Dr. Amy Gelfand is a child neurologist, a UCNS certified pediatric headache specialist, and a member of the American Headache Society. She directs the Pediatric Headache Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research is on the ttreatment of pediatric headache disorders and she is currently researching whether melatonin is effective for migraine prevention in adolescents.

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Virtual Issues

Virtual issues are collections of articles on a particular subject, published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. They are selected by a guest editor to provide a rapid overview of the activity in a particular aspect of headache medicine.




Neuromodulation in the Management of Headache Disorders
Guest Editor: Rashmi Halker, MD, FAHS

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