Headache LogoAHS Logo


   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 July/August 2017 issue:

Allodynia is associated with initial and sustained response to acute migraine treatment: results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) study
Lipton RB, Munjal S, Buse DC, Bennett A, Fanning KM, Burstein R, Reed ML
The presence of allodynia is associated with lower rates of 2-hour post-treatment pain freedom and 24-hour post-treatment pain relief. Allodynia is a predictor of treatment response regardless of the type of prescribed acute migraine medication used.

Forecasting individual headache attacks: development of a multivariable prediction model for persons with episodic migraine
Houle TT, Turner, DP, Golding, AN, Porter, JAH, Martin, VT, Penzien, DB and Tegeler, CH
This longitudinal study assessed self-reported frequency and intensity of mental stress as a predictor of headache occurring within the following 24 hours. The forecasting model had fair predictive accuracy, with an area under the curve of 0.73 in the training sample and 0.65 in the validation sample.



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.

 Listen to the podcast from the interview of Dr. Gelfand.

 Listen to all Headache podcasts for Health Professionals

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

Access all Virtual Issues


Search the Site



Site Adverts


 Follow the journal <i>Headache</i> on Twitter