This book aims to provide clinicians and other practitioners and professionals with up-to-date information on how to evaluate and manage headaches in children and adolescents, highlighting the most recent recommendations. Unlike in other books on the subject, detailed attention is devoted to the various comorbidities commonly associated with headache, including psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities and medical conditions such as epilepsy, vascular disorders, brain tumors, atopic disease, and obesity. The intimate link between these conditions and headache is explained with a view to enabling the reader to recognize their presence and, on that basis, to institute the most effective pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment strategy. Moreover, knowledge of the comorbidities associated with headache will help readers to understand more fully the causes of this serious disorder and also its consequences, e.g., for school performance, relationships, and daily activities. The authors are all international experts who care for children with headache or the other described disorders.
About the Author
Vincenzo Guidetti is Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, at the “Sapienza” University in Rome, Italy. He is Chairman of the Executive team of Italian Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry and Coordinator of the Postgraduate School in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Sapienza University, Rome. He was member of the Executive Committee of the International Headache Society (2003-2008) and founder of International Master School of International Headache Society. He has been President of Italian Headache Society ( 2009/2010).
Marco Arruda is Specialist in Neurology and Neurology for Children and Adolescents at the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FMRPUSP). He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, the Brazilian Association of Neurology and Child Psychiatry, the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Neurology, the Brazilian Headache Society, the Brazilian Association of Attention Deficit, the International Headache Society and IMBES (International Mind, Brain and Education Society).
Aynur Özge is Professor of Neurology, Algology and Clinical Neurophysiology, at the, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Mersin, Turkey. She is the chef of headache outpatient department both of adults and children and adolescents in the same department. She is the founder and coordinator of the Turkish Headache Database Project. She is a member of Special Interest Group of Childhood and Adolescent Headache of the International Headache Society. She is also an active member of Turkish Headache Society and Algology Society.