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Understanding Headaches and Migraines



Understanding Headaches and Migraines

Mark Forshaw

ISBN: 978-0-470-09470-9 April 2004 104 Pages


Most of us have headaches at some time or other. But some people find that headaches are ruining their life.

Dr Mark Forshaw is a chartered health psychologist. He shows you how your mind can influence bodily processes, making your headaches better or worse.

Understanding Headaches and Migraines provides clear and practical information on all types of headache and migraine, and the sources of help and treatment available. Here you will find:
* The symptoms and causes of the main types of headache.
* A checklist to help you identify which type of headache you have.
* Easy-to-read explanations of current research into headaches.
* Guidance on treatments, including complementary therapies.
* Where to find sources of further help and information.

An essential purchase for anyone who has ever suffered needlessly.

About the author vii

Preface ix

About this book xi

Acknowledgements xiii

1 Headache or migraine, acute or chronic? 1

2 Who has headaches and migraines? 11

3 What do they feel like? 23

4 The causes of headache and migraine 37

5 What are the consequences? 57

6 What treatments are available? 63

Where can I get help and information? 75

Checklist 81

References and further reading 85

Index 87

“…This is a must for anyone who suffers from headaches…” (Good Book Guide, February 2004)