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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 September 2017 issue:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among U.S. Adults with Headache or Migraine: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey
Zhang Y, Dennis JA, Leach MJ, et. al.
In this large population-based survey that included 6,558 individuals with headache or migraine, 37.6% used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, only 3.3% reported using CAM specifically for treatment of headache or migraine.

Headache in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Findings from the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial
Quiros P, Friedman D, Subramanian P, et. al.
Eighty-four percent of patients with untreated idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) had headaches at baseline, the vast majority with migraine/probable migraine (68%) or tension-type headache/probable tension-type headache (26%). Although headache impact scores improved with treatment, scores did not correlate with CSF pressure prior to or after treatment.





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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