Headache and Your Child: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraines and Other Headaches in Children and Adolescents

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Simon & Schuster, Jul 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 252 pages
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Making the Pain Go Away

If your child suffers from bad headaches, then you know all too well the panic and frustration they cause -- and not just for your child, who may be too young or unwell to articulate what he's feeling, but for everyone in the family. When over-the-counter medications don't work and your pediatrician doesn't have an answer, you can now turn to preeminent headache and migraine expert Dr. Seymour Diamond for help.

In Headache and Your Child, he gives parents information on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatment options available for this increasingly common childhood illness. Dr. Diamond's extensive experience guides you from accurate identification through the best therapy for your child's specific problem, focusing particularly on migraines -- the most common acute headache in children and adolescents. He also discusses the whole gamut of possible headache causes, from stress through more serious conditions. With this book as a guide, you'll find:

  • Help in identifying what type of headache your child experiences so you can quickly find the most effective, appropriate treatments
  • Step-by-step exercises for controlling pain
  • A diet that helps identify migraine triggers
  • Alternatives to adult medications too strong for treating children
  • Information about biofeedback, relaxation methods, and much more

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Contents

The Scope of Headache
13
CHAPTER I
19
Migraine and Your Child
35
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Seymour Diamond, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in management of headache pain, is the director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, the oldest private clinic in the United States devoted solely to those who suffer from headaches.

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