9. Migraine Headache

  1. Sheila A. Alexander RN, PhD
  1. Sheila A. Alexander

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704950.ch9

Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions

Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions

How to Cite

Alexander, S. A. (2012) Migraine Headache, in Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions (ed S. A. Alexander), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704950.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470958759

Online ISBN: 9781118704950

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Keywords:

  • Aspirin and acetaminophen;
  • Cortical spreading depression (CSD);
  • Ergot alkaloids and steroids;
  • Methylenetretrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR);
  • Migraine headaches;
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS);
  • Serotonin receptor antagonists;
  • Tricyclic antidepressants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Preventing Migraines

  • Treating Migraines

  • References