The Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Minimal-therapist-contact, Non-drug Treatments of Chronic Migraine and Tension Headache

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Two studies, one involving 53 tension headache patients and the other involving 87 vascular (both migraine and combined migraine and tension headaches) headache patients, are presented in which a largely home-based, self-administered non-drug treatment for headache was compared to a comparable clinic-based, therapist-administered treatment regimen. The home-based treatment programs were equal in effectiveness to the clinic-based programs and significantly more cost effective for both types of headache patients.

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