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   The Journal of Head and Face Pain

Copyright © 2014

Official publication of the American Headache Society

  • Edited by: Thomas N. Ward, MD 
  • 2013 Impact Factor: 3.189
    ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2013: 52/194 (Clinical Neurology)

Current Issue Highlights

Highlights from the November/December 2015:

Age But Not Sex is Associated with Efficacy and Adverse Events Following Administration of Intravenous Migraine Medication: An Analysis of a Clinical Trial Database
Friedman BW, Cisewski DH, Holden L, Bijur PE, Gallagher EJ
This study of 884 emergency department patients analyzed the effects of sex and age on outcomes following intravenous treatment of migraine. Patient sex was not associated with short-term efficacy, sustained efficacy, or adverse events. However, patient age over 36 years was associated with lower short-term efficacy, lower sustained efficacy, and more adverse events.

The Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on the Burden of Migraine: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication
Rao AS, Scher AI, Vieira RVA, Merikangas KR, Metti AL, Peterlin BL.
This research utilized survey data from over 5,000 adults living in the United States to investigate the effects of migraine and post-traumatic stress disorder on financial, health, and interpersonal well-being. Migraine, post-traumatic stress disorder, and especially the combination of the two conditions, were associated with poorer financial status, physical health, mental health, and interpersonal relationships.



Survey of Opioid and Barbiturate Prescriptions in Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Headache Center

Mia T. Minen, Kate Lindberg, Rebecca E. Wells, Joji Suzuki, Corita Grudzen, Laura Balcer and Elizabeth Loder

Dr. Mia Minen is Director of Headache Services at the NYU Langone Medical Center. She has a clinical practice, conducts research, and teaches the NYU medical students and residents. Prior to coming to NYU, she did her residency training at Columbia University's Neurological Institute and then her fellowship training in Neuropsychiatry-Behavioral Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and then her fellowship training in Headache Medicine at the Graham Headache Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She also holds a Master's of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She is interested in improving headache diagnosis and management across medical specialties, and she has authored over ten research articles. In addition, she has presented her research to audiences at annual meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society.

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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.

Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions for Treatment of Headache
Guest Editor: Elizabeth K. Seng, PhD

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