Headache: a 'suitable case' for behavioural treatment in primary care?

Symvoulakis, Emmanouil K., Clark, Lucy V., Dowson, Andrew J., Jones, Roger and Ridsdale, Leone (2007) Headache: a 'suitable case' for behavioural treatment in primary care? British Journal of General Practice, 57 (536). pp. 231-237. ISSN 0960-1643

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Abstract

Headache is a health problem with considerable impact at personal, social, and financial levels in terms of distress, disability, and cost. In the past, many studies have investigated the use of various behavioural treatment modalities for headache. Literature reviews consistently support the effectiveness of behavioural therapeutic approaches for the treatment of the most common primary headaches, namely migraine and tension-type headache. This article recommends that behavioural headache therapies should be developed, tested, and integrated into primary care practice, where most patients with headache are seen and treated. The large population seen in general practice, most of whom have uncomplicated primary headaches, could represent the ideal target for testing behavioural therapies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: behaviour,headache,migraine,primary care,tensiontype headache,therapy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 15:15
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64408
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