North America and Western Europe

Ann I Scher, Walter F Stewart and Richard B Lipton

in Headache care, research and education worldwide

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584680
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753435 | DOI:

Series: Frontiers in Headache Research Series

North America and Western Europe

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Migraine and chronic daily headache are highly prevalent disorders in North America and Europe. About one-third to one-half of migraineurs are currently under the care of physicians for headache, with a small minority of those consulting specialists. Prescription medication is used by just under half, and use of preventives is uncommon. On average, migraineurs lose three days of work annually owing to headache with an additional three to five days lost to presenteeism.

Chapter.  3541 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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