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Taking Control of Your Headaches, 1999 Revision: How to Get the Treatment You Need
Duckro, Paul & William Richardson & Janet Marshall
Guilford Publications / Softcover / 1999-02-01 / 1572304715
Wellness & Chronic Health Issues
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178 pages
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Now featuring new information on available medications, this practical guide describes a complete treatment program that enables headache sufferers to get more relief with less medication use; reduce the frequency of headaches; and become active collaborators in their own multidisciplinary care. The authors explain in clear terms the wide range of medical, neuromuscular, psychosocial, and dietary variables that can affect headache activity. Ideal for client assignment, the book is useful in conjunction with professional treatment or in preparing clients for referral to other mental health or medical practitioners. Special features include helpful case studies, charts, questionnaires, and tips and exercises for clients.

Table of Contents
Introduction
1. Get the Help You Need
2. Consider Your Options: The Multimodal Approach
3. Know Your Symptoms: Major Headache Groups
4. Causes and Triggers of Headaches: An Overview
5. Identify Your Risk Factors: Some Preliminary Self-Help Techniques
6. Use Medication Wisely
7. Relieve Muscle Tension: Physical Therapy
8. Reduce Internal Tension: Relaxation in the Control of Headaches
9. Minimize Psychosocial Stress: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy
10. Special Categories of Headaches
Appendix 1: Checklists for Self-Help
Appendix 2: Controlling Headache Risk during Menstrual Periods
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