Whilst the vast majority of headaches are minor ailments, some patients develop chronic symptoms that have psychiatric dimensions. These symptoms can be immensely challenging to manage and can have a serious impact on the patient's quality of life. The relationship between headache and psychiatric disease is often rationalized as cause and effect; however, the interplay between the two is complex. Management of each of the co-morbid disorders affects the other one in positive and/or negative ways. The Neuropsychiatry of Headache details the current concepts of various headache conditions and the psychiatric syndromes; topics covered include migraine, mood disorders, medication overuse and personality disorders. Headache specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists and neuropsychologists will find this an invaluable resource for understanding and co-managing these conditions.
Preface; 1. Epidemiology of the psychiatric co-morbidities of headache Kathleen Mullin, Dawn C. Buse, C. Mark Sollars and Richard B. Lipton; 2. Migraine Mark W. Green; 3. Tension-type headache Robert G. Kaniecki; 4. Mood disorder and headache Mallika Lavakumar, Philip R. Muskin and Peter A. Shapiro; 5. Anxiety disorders and primary headache Justin M. Nash, Rabin Chandran and Lucy Rathier; 6. Stress and headache Carolyn B. Britton; 7. Drug dependence in headache patients Margaret E. M. Haglund and Eric D. Collins; 8. The neuropsychiatry of psychosis and headache Sander Markx; 9. Chronic daily headache Rob Cowan; 10. Stress management Nomita Sonty; 11. Working with personality and personality disorders in the headache patient Elizabeth Haase; 12. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to headache Maurice Preter and Samuel Lieblich; 13. Somatoform disorders and headache Filza Hussain, Peter A. Shapiro and Philip R. Muskin; Index.