Non-pharmacological approaches in migraine prophylaxis: Behavioral medicine

Licia Grazzi, Frank Andrasik

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Abstract

Although behavioral approaches cannot be seen as offering a panacea for all emotional ills, the assumption upon which they are based make their integration with physiological concepts a natural and comfortable union. The application of behavioral treatments for psychosomatic disturbances has been developed in the last 30 years favouring the organization of clinical protocols of treatment more standardized and scientifically proved in particular in headache field where the behavioral approach is actually an important therapeutical support for traditional pharmacological approaches. The different therapeutical approaches, initial outcomes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume31
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Biofeedback
  • Migraine
  • Tension-type headache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)

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