Proposal of a model for multidisciplinary treatment program of chronic migraine with medication overuse: preliminary study

L. Grazzi, A. Prunesti, G. Bussone

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Abstract

The treatment of patients with chronic migraine associated with medication overuse is challenging in clinical practice; different strategies of treatment have been recently developed, multidisciplinary treatment approaches have been developed in academic headache centers. Education and support of patients are necessary to improve patients’ adherence to pharmacological treatments as well as to non-pharmacological therapies. This study reports a clinical experience conducted at our Headache center with a group of female patients, suffering from chronic migraine complicated by medication overuse, treated by a multidisciplinary approach and followed for a period of 1 year after withdrawal. Results confirm the efficacy of a multifaceted treatment to manage this problematic category of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2015

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Keywords

  • Chronic migraine
  • Medication overuse
  • Mindfulness
  • Multidisciplinary treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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