Stimulated by a new interdisciplinary field of research called 'Behavior Medicine' new treatment programs for migraine have been developed and evaluated. Related to pathophysiological theories of migraine biofeedback, stress inoculation, and cognitive behavioral approaches were tested. In a cross-over study 31 migraine patients were randomly assigned to one of these treatments. The clinical effects were evaluated on the basis of headache diaries with time series analysis (ARIMA). The results showed significant improvements of attacks, headache intensity and reduction of medications for more than 54 percent of patients even two years after the treatments.
|Translated title of the contribution||Behavioral medicine of migraine|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Munchener Medizinische Wochenschrift|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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