Now thoroughly updated and revised, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Headache gives comprehensive, yet concise insight into one of the most common--and confounding--of patient maladies. This is a practical, easily readable guide to the diagnosis and management of headache patients, written with both primary care physicians and neurologists in mind. The text presents a systematic approach to diagnosis, and is rich with expert recommendations for treating all types of headaches including: migraine, chronic daily, tension and cluster, first and worst, post-traumatic, pediatric headaches, headaches during pregnancy, geriatric headaches, and numerous other secondary headaches. Features of this new edition include: / New drug treatments such as topiramate, almotriptan, frovatriptan, eletriptan, botulinum toxin, and tizanidine / 42 illuminating case studies that highlight diagnostic and treatment approaches in real-world scenarios / A full chapter devoted to patient education materials and alternative treatments / An informative and helpful section on medicolegal issues / "The Headache Quiz" offering a question and answer review / And much more. Make sure this latest resource is part of your personal medical library.