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Headache Disorders (Headache Syndromes) Summary

Description: Various conditions with the symptom of HEADACHE. Headache disorders are classified into major groups, such as PRIMARY HEADACHE DISORDERS (based on characteristics of their headache symptoms) and SECONDARY HEADACHE DISORDERS (based on their etiologies). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)

Also Known As: Headache Syndromes; Headache, Chronic; Chronic Daily Headache; Headache, Intractable; Cephalgia Syndrome Show All >>

Networked: 626 relevant articles (77 outcomes, 107 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Headache Disorders

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 19 results : FDA 2
  2. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 19 results : IBA
  3. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 21 results : FDA 51 Generic
  4. Amitriptyline (Elavil) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 12 results : FDA 198 Generic
  5. Dihydroergotamine (Agit) : 4 outcomes 1 study in 12 results : FDA 5 Generic
  6. topiramate (Topamax) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 12 results : FDA 28 Generic
  7. onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 11 results : FDA 1
  8. Indomethacin (Indometacin) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 43 results : FDA 56 Generic
  9. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 25 results : IBA
  10. tizanidine (Zanaflex) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 15 Generic
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Diseases Related to Headache Disorders

  1. Headache (Headaches)
  2. Migraine Disorders (Migraine)
  3. Pain (Aches)
  4. Tension-Type Headache (Tension Headache)
  5. Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
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Key Therapies for Headache Disorders

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  1. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 26 results
  2. Complementary Therapies (Alternative Medicine) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results
  3. Nerve Block (Nerve Blocks) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 9 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 5 results
  5. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results
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