This guideline covers advice on the diagnosis and management of tension-type headache, migraine including migraine with aura and menstrual-related migraine , cluster headache and medication overuse headache in young people aged 12 years and older and adults. It aims to improve the recognition and management of headaches, with more targeted treatment to improve the quality of life for people with headaches, and to reduce unnecessary investigations. We reviewed the evidence in November We found nothing new that affects the recommendations in this guideline. How we develop NICE guidelines.
Guideline for primary care management of headache in adults
International Headache Society
Migraine is the most common severe form of primary headache with a global prevalence of around one in seven people. It is the most common underlying headache disorder in patients with medication overuse headache. This guideline provides recommendations on the pharmacological management of adults with acute migraine, and prophylaxis for patients with episodic or chronic migraine or medication overuse headache. This guideline will be of interest to healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care, including general practitioners, headache nurses, neurologists, pharmacists, and patients with migraine. This guideline was developed using a standard methodology based on a systematic review of the evidence. This guideline was published in and will be considered for review in three years. The review history, and any updates to the guideline in the interim period, will be noted in the review report.
Guideline for primary care management of headache in adults.
Metrics details. The Aids to Management are a product of the Global Campaign against Headache, a worldwide programme of action conducted in official relations with the World Health Organization. Developed in partnership with the European Headache Federation, they update the first edition published 11 years ago. The common headache disorders migraine, tension-type headache and medication-overuse headache are major causes of ill health. They should be managed in primary care, firstly because their management is generally not difficult, and secondly because they are so common.
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