Your migraine isn't just a headache.But it's an illness that you can control and manage.Migraine is actually a neurological disease. It affects one in five women and one in twenty men, and can be a debilitating and chronic condition with a range of physical and emotional symptoms (not just excruciating head pain). It is caused by chemical and structural differences in the brains and central nervous systems of sufferers.",Bernstein approaches the reader as she might patients -- creatively, scientifically, and sympathetically -- offering a range of tactics and treatments to help migraine sufferers control and mitigate their pain.",'Publishers Weekly'The Migraine Brain is the comprehensive, most up-to-date book on migraines and it offers any sufferer the opportunity to get better:? Reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines? Learn how to prevent and curtail them? Discover how to recover from them quickly.Every migraine is different because every sufferer has a unique Migraine Brain, with its own sensitivities and triggers.Dr Bernstein identifies what can trigger an attack, helping readers to develop a personalised plan to control or prevent their pain. Including research into the newest drug treatments, as well a range of tactics and treatments (from lifestyle change such as yoga, exercise and better sleep to diet) The Migraine Brain provides sufferers with everything they need to change their lives forever.Packed with the latest medical research and an up to date resource section, as well as lively anecdotes from sufferers, quizzes and questionnaires to help identify a personal approach to managing migraines, The Migraine Brain offers a comprehensive treatment programme.Dr Carolyn Bernstein is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and has founded her own clinic, the Women's Headache Center. Elaine McArdle is an award-winning journalist who has suffered from migraines for twenty years.
Dr Carolyn Bernstein and Elaine McArdle
A migraine isn't just a headache, it is a neurological disease. Affecting one in five women, one in twenty men, and one in twenty children, it's a debilitating, complex, and chronic condition that manifests in a combination of symptoms that can include excruciating head pain as well as other distinctive physical and emotional effects. Yet it is also a disease that you can improve and manage, as Dr. Carolyn Bernstein has discovered in her 17 years as a practicing neurologist.
Dr. Bernstein explains why migraines happen, why they are misdiagnosed, and why so few people get the right treatment for them. She reveals the latest research that shows that Migraine Brains share a hypersensitivity to stimuli and are more likely to experience a cascade of neurological reactions that cause common migraine symptoms. This breakthrough medical knowledge makes treatment and recovery possible with new migraine-specific drugs as well as with complementary treatments such as yoga, biofeedback and exercise.
The Migraine Brain will equip you with the information you need to understand migraines and to help your family and colleagues understand that a migraine isn't just a headache: it's a serious, yet treatable, condition.