Migraine, Medication Overuse Headache and

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Migraine is a common neurological disorder that manifests with disabling attacks of headache, hypersensitivities to environmental stimuli, nausea, and vomiting. Although most people with migraine have episodic migraine, 2% of the general population suffers from chronic migraine. Chronic migraineurs have headaches on at least 15 days per month, with full-blown migraines on at least 8 days per month. Frequent use of migraine abortive medications is an important risk factor for transformation from episodic to chronic migraine, and overuse can result in 'medication-overuse headache.' This article reviews the clinical aspects of chronic migraine and medication-overuse headaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Butalbital
  • Chronic daily headache
  • Chronic migraine
  • Chronic tension-type headache
  • Headache
  • Hemicrania continua
  • Medication-overuse headache
  • Migraine
  • Migraine treatment
  • New daily persistent headache
  • Opiates
  • Rebound headaches
  • Transformed migraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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