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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)

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Highlights from the May 2015 issue:

The Role of Fear of Pain in Headache
Black, AK, Fulwiler J, Smitherman T
People with recurrent headaches frequently have fear of pain, with migraineurs having greater fear of pain than people with tension-type headache. Fear of pain is associated with more frequent headaches, stronger headache intensity, and greater disability.

The Premonitory Phase of Migraine – What Can We Learn From It?
Maniyar FH, Sprenger T, Monteith T, Schankin C, Goadsby PJ
Premonitory symptoms are common in migraine, and when present, are strongly predictive of an oncoming migraine headache. Localization of premonitory symptoms and functional imaging of the premonitory phase suggest an important role for the hypothalamus in the production of premonitory symptoms.




The 2012 AHS/AAN Guidelines for Prevention of Episodic Migraine: A Summary and Comparison with Other Recent Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dr. Elizabeth Loder is the Chief of the Division of Headache and Pain in the Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Loder is also President of the American Headache Society from 2012 - 2014.

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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.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, and Post-traumatic Headache
Guest Editor: Bert Vargas, MD, FAHS

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