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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 July/August 2015:

Clinical Pain Catastrophizing in Women with Migraine and Obesity
Bond DS, Buse DC, Lipton RB, Thomas JG, Rathier L, Roth J, Pavlovic JM, Evans EW, Wing RR.
Amongst women with migraine seeking weight loss treatment for obesity, 25.7% met clinical criteria for catastrophizing. Catastrophizing was associated with higher odds for chronic migraine, longer duration migraine attacks, greater headache related impact, greater allodynia, more severe depression and anxiety, and lower headache management self-efficacy.

Painful Legacy of Childhood Violence: Migraine Headaches Among Adult Survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Brennenstuhl S, Fuller-Thomson E.
Childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse, and witnessing parental domestic violence are associated with higher odds of having migraine during adulthood. Exposure to a greater number of childhood adversities is associated with higher odds for migraine.



Wolff Award Paper 2015 – Accurate Classification of Chronic Migraine via Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging

In this study, multivariable models of brain cortical surface area, cortical thickness, and regional volumes were accurate for identifying the MRIs of individuals with chronic migraine. These classifiers differentiated the MRIs of individual patients with chronic migraine from those of healthy controls with 86.3% accuracy and from those of patients who have episodic migraine with 84.2% accuracy. Listen to Dr. Schwedt's podcast interview. Listen to Dr. Schwedt's podcast interview.


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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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