Medication Overuse Headache
The odds of first-line treatment success in pediatric migraine may be lower in patients who have higher baseline headache frequency and medication overuse headache.
Factors that were associated with medication overuse headache in this study included high headache-related disability, attempts to escape and avoid stimuli associated with pain, and the use of combination medications.
Given the unique challenges presented by aging, new cases of headache in older adults should be evaluated carefully for a differential diagnosis of primary headache and to exclude underlying causes of secondary headache.
A recent article outlined a 10-step program to assist clinicians in diagnosing and treating chronic daily headache.
Non-medication approaches such as biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful adjunct therapies and may help with more long-term coping strategies.
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