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Diagnosis of Migraines and Migraine Variants
Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice
  • Tomia P. Harmon, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Migraine headache is a neurologic disorder that occurs in 18% of women and 6% of men. Adults and children with mild to moderate migraine headaches seeking acute therapy should be treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because of the efficacy, cost, and decreased side effects. Some children and adults require preventive therapy (those with headaches lasting>12h, those patients with>4 headaches in 1month, those with headaches that affect their ability to function). Studies have shown that early treatment with large doses of medication work well for the treatment of moderate to severe migraine headache

This article was published in Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, Volume 42, Issue 2, April 2015.

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Tomia P. Harmon. "Diagnosis of Migraines and Migraine Variants" Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice Vol. 42 Iss. 2 (2015)
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