Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain

Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain

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Since the fifth edition of this classic volume was published, a great deal of progress has been made in the study of headache. Much more is now known about the mechanisms, neurobiology, and epidemiology of the subject. This new edition of Wolff's Headache, for which Donald Dalessio has been joined by Stephen Slberstein as co-editor, covers all of these advances, including the discovery of serotonin receptors in the brain which has led to a new class of drugs for treating headache, and the publication of a new international classification of the various types of headache. New chapters have been written on diagnosis, headache due to abnormal intracranial pressure, and clinical observations. Many of the chapters have been completely rewritten and all have been thoroughly updated making this the most comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the headache available today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 545 pages
  • 172.72 x 248.92 x 38.1mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0195082508
  • 9780195082500

Table of contents

1: Diagnosis and classification of headache. 2: Pain-sensitive cranial structures. 3: Inheritance and epidemiology of headache. 4: The pathophysiology of migraine. 5: Migraine, diagnosis, and treatment. 6: Cluster headache: Diagnosis, management, and treatment. 7: Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania (CPH) and similar headaches. 8: Cervicogenic Headache. 9: Toxic Vascular Headache. 10: Tension-type headache. 11: Giant cell arteritis and polymyaglia rheumatica. 12: Major vascular diseases and headache. 13: Allergy, atopy, nasal disease, and headache. 14: The teeth and jaws as sources of headache and facial pain. 15: The major neuralgias, postinfectious neuritism and atypical facial pain. 16: Post-traumatic headaches. 17: Headache and the eye. 18: The radiological investigation of headaches. 19: Headache associated with abnormalities in intracranial structure or pressure. 20: Life stress, personality factors, and reactions to headache. 21: The behavioural management of headache. 22: Clinical observations on headacheshow more

About Harold G. Wolff

Donald J. Dalessio, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Senior Consultant in the Division of Neurology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Stephen D. Silberstein, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Co-Director of the Comprehensive Headache Center at the Germantown Hospital and Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine.show more