Children and Young Adult Headache Disorders: A Clinical Guide

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Sharoon Qaiser, MD (Editor) – Director Children and Young Adult Headache Program, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA
Donita Lightner, MD (Editor)- Director Children and Young Adult Neurofibromatosis Program, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED057000

“Doc, I am not worried about my seizures because my family at home and friends at school are there to help. When I have a seizure, it goes away but oh my headaches, I must live my life through these headaches and my life never stops during my headache and I must keep on doing things. Can you make these headaches go away”?
-Patient diaries
Everybody needs to hear that more than one million school days are missed in two weeks alone due to headaches and it is not school avoidance but a true medical disorder effecting our children. This is a challenging task to demystify subjective nature of ailment plagued with sense of familiarity. I felt this unmet need and this motivated me to write this book. This book describes historical journey from antiquity to present times, leading to our understanding of headache disorders. Children are not young adults, they may have different clinical presentation of similar disease. Many children have “non-headache” component of migraine equivalent syndromes which are either poorly recognized or under diagnosed. In this book, I focused on headache disorders in children and unique approach needed to recognize and manage these conditions. This book describes my health care philosophy i.e. managing common yet high morbidity causing conditions through awareness and education. This book is written for health care providers and for any one who suffers from headache syndromes.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1. Historical Significance of Headache Disorders
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 2. Epidemiology and Classification of Headache Disorders
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 3. Diagnostic Approach to Headache Disorders in Children and Adolescents
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 4. Types of Primary Headache Disorders
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 5. Episodic Syndromes Associated with Migraine: Childhood Periodic Syndromes
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 6. Acute Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 7. Preventive Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 8. Pathophysiology of Primary Headache Disorders
(Sharoon Qaiser, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 9. Posttraumatic Headache
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 10. Headaches Related to Vascular Disorders
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 11. Headaches Due to Nonvascular Disorders
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 12. Headache Attributed to Substance or Its Withdrawal
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 13. Headache Attributed to Infection
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 14. Headache Attributed to Disorder of Homeostasis
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 15. Headache or Facial Pain Attributed to Disorder of Facial Structures
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Chapter 16. Headache Attributed to Psychiatric Disorders
(Donita Lightner, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US)

Index


Reviews

“FULL STORY OF HEADACHE: Drs. Qaiser and Lightner have written a thorough, but easily readable text that covers the full story of headaches. Starting from a historical perspective to the latest treatments that have been developed, the topics are sure to provide the answers needed to evaluate and manage children, adolescents and young adults with headaches. For the general clinician, this reference will provide you with the answers needed while your patient is there in the room, while also giving you the foundation for your decisions. This book will provide you and your patients with the answers to make sure that they are in control of their headaches and not the other way around.” -Andrew Hershey, MD, World Leading Pediatric Headache Expert

“PHILOSOPHY OF THIS BOOK: This book’s philosophy is to inform with a narrative, our current understanding of headache disorders. The book equips the reader with the necessary knowledge to discuss headache disorders in children. This book is a pleasurable read for busy clinicians and parents who like to be well informed.” -Siddharth Kapoor, MD, The Headache Specialist

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