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Reducing the Burden of Headache

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:815
  1. Anne Walling (, professor of family and community medicine
  1. University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, USA

    People who study, treat, or suffer from headache know that it “don't get no respect.” Nevertheless, great progress is being made. Advances in basic science are raising appreciation of its complex pathophysiology. New drugs (and greater application of evidence based recommendations) allow more effective management of several types of headache. It is time to add progress in measuring and articulating the societal or public health aspects of headache to the momentum towards “legitimacy.”

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    Eds J Olesen, T J Steiner, R B Lipton

    Oxford University Press, £85, pp 425

    ISBN 0 19 851589 8

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    The importance of making the burden of headache more widely known goes …

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