Are pharmaceuticals the only form of treatment in an inpatient setting?
There are other forms of treatment for chronic migraine aside from medications. Biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation are often recommended.
“While we have you there [in the hospital], if there's anything you can learn from a class, from a biofeedback expert, even the pastor has a class for patients, so we'll try to learn and find something else besides pills and drugs that might help you after discharge.“
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William B. Young, MD
Neurologist and Headache Specialist
Jefferson Headache Center
Dr. William Young is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of migraine. He serves as the director of the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia. He instructs neurologists on headache medicine and regularly publishes research on the topic. He is board-certified in neurology, psychiatry, and headache medicine. Dr. Young is a passionate advocate on eradicating the stigma of migraine. He fights on Capitol Hill for greater funding and research on migraine. In addition to his roles at the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology, he is also president of the Alliance for Headache Disorders.