Prophylaxis of migraine. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The treatment and prevention of migraine, which affects five to ten percent of the population, depends on recognizing its protean manifestations. Different types-including classic, common, complicated, basilar artery and others-may at times simulate disorders such as epilepsy and transient ischemic attacks. Migraine submerged in a sea of muscle contraction or tension headaches may escape detection and thus treatment. A knowledge of provoking factors may alleviate the need for medication at times. Adequate and appropriate application of drug therapy in a logical sequence can provide considerable success in taming this disorder. Failure to recognize this disorder condemns patients to years of periodic misery.

publication date

  • July 1980