Migraine

Front Cover
University of California Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Medical - 338 pages
In recent years the bestselling Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat have received great critical acclaim, but Oliver Sacks's readers may remember that he began his medical career working with migraine patients. In this new edition of Migraine, he returns to his first book and enriches it with additional case histories, new findings, and practical information.

For centuries physicians and migraineurs have been fascinated by the visual hallucinations, or auras, which often precede a migraine and which are similar to those induced by hallucinogenic drugs or deliria. In a remarkable new chapter, illustrated with startling full-color paintings by migraine sufferers, Dr. Sacks draws on recent advances in chaos theory and neural simulation to describe these "hallucinatory constants" and what they reveal about the working of the brain.

Another important addition to the 1992 edition discusses newly developed drug therapies for migraine, as well as alternative, nondrug approaches. Only Oliver Sacks's boundless curiosity and rich imagination could yield such a fresh, comprehensive view of one of humankind's oldest afflictions.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Hashmi Healthcare - Thanks for sharing your book. Migraine is a condition that causes attacks of moderate or severe headaches. Other common symptoms include nausea and vomiting. Herbal migraine treatment helps to alleviate the pain associated with this condition and also work towards in reducing the frequency of occurrence of these headaches. 

Contents

Therapeutic Approaches to Migraine
2
Common Migraine
13
MigraineEquivalents
34
Casehistories of migraine in relation to con 4749
47
Migraine Aura
51
Visual hallucinations in migraine 5762
57
The stages of mosaic vision
74
Migraine as a Universal
79
Situational Migraine
164
Introduction
175
The Physiological Organisation
193
Scheme of hypothetical migraine process
197
Migraine in relation to some allied disorders
203
General Measures in
230
Specific Measures During
238
Geometrical form constant
283

Migrainous Neuralgia Cluster
99
The Structure of Migraine
109
The configuration of migraine in relation to II 2
112
Introduction
117
Periodic and Paroxysmal Migraines
133
Circumstantial Migraine
140
The Visions of Hildegard 2 99
299
Varieties of migraine hallucination repre
300
Bibliography 3
319
9
333
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1992)

Oliver Sacks began his medical career in 1958 and his writing career in 1970 with the first edition of Migraine. Dr. Sacks is Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Bibliographic information