Headache is the most common presenting symptom in neurology and constitutes more than one-third of primary care consultations. Organized according to the presenting features of the headache (acute, episodic and chronic), this handbook provides diagnostic and treatment information for both common and uncommon causes of headache. Making maximum use of lists, bullet points, summary boxes and illustrations, it allows the reader fast access to essential information where it is needed most. Each topic is dealt with succinctly, using up-to-date knowledge and experience of the authors, all of whom are headache experts from leading clinical centers in the USA and Canada. Providing comprehensive and detailed coverage to satisfy the needs of the busy neurologist, residents in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other fields of internal medicine, this book will also be a valuable guide to practising clinicians who do not deal with headache on a regular basis.
Todd J. Schwedt is Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology, and Director, Washington University Headache Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA. Jonathan P. Gladstone is Director of the Gladstone Headache Clinic, Director of Neurology and Headache Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Canada, Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Headache Clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children, Headache Specialist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's WSIB Head and Neck Injury Clinic and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a Director of the Canadian Headache Society. Ronald Allan Purdy is Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, and District Chief, Department of Medicine, Capital Health, Halifax, Canada. David W. Dodick is Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA. He is also President-Elect of the American Headache Society and Editor of Cephalalgia.