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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 June 2018 issue:

A hospital based retrospective study of acute postpartum headache
Vgontzas A, Robbins MS
73% of postpartum women presenting with acute headache had a secondary headache disorder, most commonly post-dural puncture headache, or related to pre-eclampsia or cerebrovascular disorders. A high level of suspicion for secondary headaches is justified when evaluating post-partum women with acute headaches.

Acceptance, psychiatric symptoms and migraine disability: an observational study in a headache center
Seng EK, Kuka AJ, Mayson SJ, Smitherman TA, Buse DC
This study evaluated associations between migraine-related disability, psychiatric symptoms and acceptance. Pain willingness and activity engagement, two adaptive behavioral responses to pain, mediated relationships between symptoms of depression and anxiety with migraine-related disability.

Early View


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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