Headache and Your Child: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraine and Other Headaches in Children and Adolescents

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In Headache and Your Child, Dr. Seymour Diamond gives parents information on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatment options available for this increasingly common childhood illness.

Making the Pain Go Away

If your child suffers from bad headaches, then you know all too well the panic and frustration they cause—and not just for your child, who may be too young or unwell to articulate what he's feeling, but for everyone in the family. When over-the-counter medications don't work and your pediatrician doesn't have an answer, you can now turn to preeminent headache and migraine expert Dr. Seymour Diamond for help.

In Headache and Your Child, he gives parents information on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatment options available for this increasingly common childhood illness. Dr. Diamond's extensive experience guides you from accurate identification through the best therapy for your child's specific problem, focusing particularly on migraines—the most common acute headache in children and adolescents. He also discusses the whole gamut of possible headache causes, from stress through more serious conditions. With this book as a guide, you'll find:

Help in identifying what type of headache your child experiences so you can quickly find the most effective, appropriate treatments

Step-by-step exercises for controlling pain

A diet that helps identify migraine triggers

Alternatives to adult medications too strong for treating children

Information about biofeedback, relaxation methods, and much more
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About the author

Seymour Diamond, MD, an internationally recognized expert in management of headache pain, is the founder and director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest and largest private clinic in the United States devoted solely to headache. The author of The Hormone Headache and the coeditor of The Practicing Physician's Approach to Headache, Dr. Diamond has contributed to twenty other headache books and has written more than three hundred articles on the subject of headache.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 11, 2010
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780743219723
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Language
English
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Health & Fitness / General
Medical / Pediatrics
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“A book on headaches that could be made into a movie. [It] has all the ingredients: power, money, murder, suicide, and human misery as well as delight” (Primary Issues).
 
The Headache Godfather traces the life of Seymour Diamond, MD, who was born in 1925, the son of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine and Slovakia, in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Diamond revolutionized the practice of headache as a medical specialty when he opened the United States’ first private headache practice, the Diamond Headache Clinic, in 1974. It quickly became a headache haven for sufferers from around the world. He also established a nonprofit organization, the National Headache Foundation, to support research for headache relief and to spread the knowledge among doctors and headache sufferers alike.
 
Dr. Diamond looks back on his battles with the Food and Drug Administration over headache treatments, the political skirmishes with those who would block his will to succeed, his globe-trotting adventures to learn and share current headache knowledge, the hundreds of thankful patients who claim that his headache treatment saved their lives, a frightening and painful malpractice lawsuit, and even a relationship with a Chicago Mafia member whose family Dr. Diamond treated early in his medical career, and who was ultimately found in the trunk of a stolen automobile, shot to death.
 
“Not only do you get history and a fascinating biography, you’ll also learn about the ‘secret’ world of migraine treatment—politics, medicine, doctors, patients, suffering—so many things meet together (and not always on friendly terms!) in that world.” —Headache and Migraine News
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