Pharmacological and behavioral treatment of pediatrie migraine and tension-type headache

L. Graxzi, D. D'Amico, M. Leone, F. Moschiano, G. Bussone

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Abstract

The problem concerning the treatment of pediatrie headache has been the object of several recent reports. Some of the same medications used to treat adult headache problems are also utilized with children but usually at smaller dosages and in different combinations. The recent application of behavioral approaches, in particular biofeedback, for treatment of children's headaches has been an effective alternative to drugs without the problematic and dangerous side effects of pharmacological treatments. The purpose of this review is to give some indications about the most common pharmacological therapies for migraine and tension-type headache in children, and also to discuss the use of behavioral therapies, in particular biofeedback, as excellent alternatives to drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Keywords

  • Behavioral approach
  • Biofeedback
  • Pédiatrie headache
  • Pharmacological treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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