This book provides up-to-date information on all aspects of the comorbidities that are associated with the headache disorders commonly seen in the primary care and hospital settings, including migraine, tension-type headache, and cluster headache. The coverage is wide ranging and encompasses all of the well-established comorbidities: cardio- and cerebrovascular disease, psychiatric conditions, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and various pain disorders, such as visceral pain, fibromyalgia, orofacial pain, and neuropathic pain. Individual chapters are also devoted to obesity and other metabolic comorbidities and to the comorbidities associated specifically with pediatric headaches. The information provided will assist readers in understanding the complex relationships between headache disorders and these various conditions and in delivering effective care that reflects the latest knowledge. The book is designed to meet the daily practice needs of general physicians, general neurologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists in training, and medical students. It is published as part of the series Headache, which is endorsed by the European Headache Federation - EHF.
About the Author
Maria Adele Giamberardino, MD, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the "Pathophysiology of Pain Laboratory" and of the "Headache and Fibromyalgia Center" at the Department of Medicine and Science of Aging of the "G. D'Annunzio" University of Chieti - Italy. She performs clinical work and clinical and experimental research in pain. Her main areas of interest include pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of visceral pain and referred hyperalgesia, headache, musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia. She is author of over 200 publications in international journals and books and has been awarded national and international research prizes for her research. She has been a member of numerous Committees of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and Editor-in-Chief of IASP Press (2010-2015). She is currently Secretary of the Italian Society for the Study of Headache (2014-2016). Paolo Martelletti is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University 'La Sapienza' of Rome since 2005 and Director of the Regional Reference Center for Cephalaeas at the Sant'Andrea Hospital in Rome, Italy, since 2003. After a long research activity started in 1980 in the fields of internal medicine, cephalalgias, and pain management, he is now developing new research avenues for the study of factors for chronicity, comorbidities, and aspects of health economics in primary headaches; elaboration of rehabilitation protocols in patients with secondary headache as a consequence of medication abuse; study of innovative therapies for the acute treatment and prophylaxis of primary headaches. He is series editor of the Springer Headache series and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Headache and Pain.