by Russell Lane
Migraine proposes two radical new concepts: all primary headaches are fundamentally a form of migraine and everyone may experience some manifestation of the migraine process in their life.
- Describes the diverse array of aura symptoms that can occur and offers a classification of auras into typical and atypical forms, such as other primary sensory auras, vestibulocochlear phenomena, hemiplegic migraine, and disorders of cognitive function
- Concludes with a pathogenesis-based approach to treatment, looking at emerging treatment options such as CGRP and NO blockers
- Considers the classification of headaches and the applicability of the International Headache Society system to real-world settings
- Describes common and rare clinical manifestations of the migraine mechanism, such as recurrent vertigo, blackouts, and amnesia
- Addresses serious complications of migraine such as stroke, epilepsy, and coma, and considers why such complications may occur
- Reviews our understanding of primary headaches from the ancient world to the present
- A Brief History of Migraine
- The Migraine Mechanism
- Auras - The Neurological Manifestations of the Migraine Mechanism
- Conceptualising Primary Headache
- Management of Primary Headache.
- International Headache Society Classification of Primary Headaches