Effectiveness of aripiprazole for medication overuse headache: A case report
Article first published online: 20 APR 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences © 2011 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 65, Issue 3, pages 296–298, April 2011
How to Cite
Yamada, K., Makihara, Y. and Imamura, Y. (2011), Effectiveness of aripiprazole for medication overuse headache: A case report. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 65: 296–298. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2011.02194.x
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2011
- Received 1 September 2010; revised 5 November 2010; accepted , 12 January 2011.
- medication overuse headache;
- over-the-counter analgesic
Aripiprazole, a dopamine D2 receptor partial agonist, has been used to treat schizophrenia and might be effective for alcohol dependence and craving. We treated a 53-year-old woman with refractory medication overuse headache, which was successfully treated with aripiprazole. Our experience suggests that aripiprazole may be effective for patients with medication overuse headache.