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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 April 2016:

Long term outcomes and clinical characteristics of hypnic headache syndrome: 40 patient series from a tertiary referral center
Tariq N, Estemalik E, Vij B, Kriegler JS, Tepper SJ, Stillman M.
This retrospective analysis of 40 patients with hypnic headache investigated treatment outcomes from 15 different medications. Lithium was associated with the highest response rates, while caffeine was the second most effective.

Cognitive behavioral therapy plus amitriptyline for children and adolescents with chronic migraine reduces headache days to ≤4 days per month
Kroner JW, Hershey AD, Kashikar-Zuck SM, LeCates SL, et. al.
This is a secondary analysis of a chronic migraine study comparing amitriptyline plus cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to amitriptyline plus headache education. Participants receiving CBT were more likely to reach the clinically relevant outcome of ≤4 headache days/month at 20 weeks (47% vs. 20%, p=.001) and at 12 months (72% vs. 52%, p=.025).


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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