Common Traps of Chronic Migraine
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- What is chronic migraine?
- Why does migraine become chronic?
- How does chronic migraine differ from episodic?
- How do we balance using acute treatment to stop attacks and using too much acute medication?
- If migraine treatments are not working, what other conditions and treatments should be investigated?
- What strategies can be used when the treatment is not sufficient?
- What complementary modalities can augment preventive treatments?
- Why do some treatments work for some people and not for others?
- What can be done to prevent going from episodic to chronic?
- Is there hope for someone with chronic migraine who has not responded to anything they’ve tried?
Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAHS
Neurologist, Headache Specialist & Neuro-ophthalmologist
Key-Whitman Eye Center
Dr. Deborah Friedman is a neurologist specializing in headache medicine and neuro-ophthalmology in Dallas, Texas. She was the founding director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program and Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is board certified in neurology and headache medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, the American Neurological Association, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS).
She served on the board of directors for the American Headache Society and the Southern Headache Society, as a past president of NANOS, and on the steering committee for the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial. She has published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 27 book chapters. Her key interests are intracranial pressure disorders, migraine, and cluster headache.
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