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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 January 2018 issue:

Generalized Pain Sensitization and Endogenous Oxytocin in Individuals with Symptoms of Migraine: a Cross-Sectional Study
You DS, Haney R, Albu S, Meagher MW
Compared to healthy controls, individuals with migraine had greater capsaicin-induced pain unpleasantness and larger areas of capsaicin-induced flare, a marker of neurogenic inflammation. Plasma oxytocin levels were associated with pain unpleasantness ratings amongst those with migraine.

Headache Education Active-Waiting Directive: a Program to Enhance Well-Being During Long Referral Wait Times
Lagman-Bartolome AM, Lawler V
Participation in an in-person headache educational program while waiting for their first consultation with a headache specialist provided benefits for individuals with migraine. Education was associated with reductions in migraine-related disability, the number of patients requiring emergency department visits, and medication overuse.



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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