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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 March 2018 issue:

Association between migraine and suicidal behaviors: a nationwide study in the U.S.A.
Friedman LE, Zhong Q-Y, Gelaye B, Williams MA, Peterlin BL
Analysis of hospital inpatient billing data demonstrated a doubling of odds for suicidal behavior amongst those with migraine compared to those without. This association was particularly notable when migraine was not accompanied by a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. The study emphasizes the importance of screening for psychiatric disease and suicidal behavior amongst those with migraine.

A retrospective analysis of emergency department visits and revisits for migraine in New York City
Minen MT, Boubour A, Wahnich A, Grudzen C, Friedman BW
Just over one-quarter of patients discharged from the ED with a diagnosis of migraine returned to the same ED within six months due to headache. Predictors of patient revisits for headache need to be identified and focused interventions to reduce the need for revisits are required.


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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