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Headache and Comorbidities in Childhood and Adolescence

  • Edited By: Vincenzo Guidetti, Marco Arruda, Aynur Özge
  • ISBN: 9783319547251
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2017
  • Format: Hardback – 242 pages
  • Language: English


This book aims to provide clinicians and other practitioners and professionals with up-to-date information on how to evaluate and manage headaches in children and adolescents, highlighting the most recent recommendations. Unlike in other books on the subject, detailed attention is devoted to the various comorbidities commonly associated with headache, including psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities and medical conditions such as epilepsy, vascular disorders, brain tumors, atopic disease, and obesity.

The intimate link between these conditions and headache is explained with a view to enabling the reader to recognize their presence and, on that basis, to institute the most effective pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment strategy. Moreover, knowledge of the comorbidities associated with headache will help readers to understand more fully the causes of this serious disorder and also its consequences, e.g., for school performance, relationships, and daily activities. The authors are all international experts who care for children with headache or the other described disorders.

Key Features
  • Describes the role of psychological and medical factors in the development of headache
  • Provides up-to-date information on psychiatric, psychological, and medical disorders linked to headache
  • Explains how to select the most effective headache treatment strategy to take account of comorbidities
  • Clarifies the impact of comorbidities on the frequency and outcome of primary headaches
Table of Contents
  1. Epidemiology of Headache in Children and Adolescents
  2. Classification and Limits
  3. Genetics
  4. Epigenetics
  5. Headache, Burden and Quality of life
  6. Bad Life Events (Abuse) and Headache
  7. Childhood Periodic Syndromes
  8. Comorbidity with ADHD
  9. Comorbidity with Asthma and Atopic Disorders
  10. Comorbidity with Brain Tumors
  11. Comorbidity with Epilepsy
  12. Comorbidity with Movement Disorders
  13. Comorbidity with Psychiatric Disorders
  14. Comorbidity with Sleep Disorders
  15. Comorbidity with Vascular Disorders
  16. Comorbidity with Obesity
  17. Comorbidity with Learning Disabilities
  18. Headache and Compliance in Children
  19. Pharmacological Treatment of Headache with Comorbidities
  20. Non-pharmacological Treatment of Headache with Comorbidities
  21. Cognitive Therapy for Headache with Comorbidities
Editors Biography

Vincenzo Guidetti is Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, at the “Sapienza” University in Rome, Italy.  He is Chairman of the Executive team of Italian Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry and Coordinator of the Postgraduate School in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Sapienza University, Rome. He was member of the Executive Committee of the International Headache Society (2003-2008) and founder of International Master School of International Headache Society. He has been President of Italian Headache Society ( 2009/2010).

Marco Arruda is  Specialist in Neurology and Neurology for Children and Adolescents at the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FMRPUSP). He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, the Brazilian Association of Neurology and Child Psychiatry, the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Neurology, the Brazilian Headache Society, the Brazilian Association of Attention Deficit, the International Headache Society and IMBES (International Mind, Brain and Education Society).

Aynur Özge is Professor of Neurology, Algology and Clinical Neurophysiology, at the, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Mersin, Turkey.  She is the chef of headache outpatient department both of adults and children and adolescents in the same department. She is the founder and coordinator of the Turkish Headache Database Project. She is a member of Special Interest Group of Childhood and Adolescent Headache of the International Headache Society. She is also an active member of Turkish Headache Society and Algology Society.

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