Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and Adults

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Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and Adults

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has prospered guidelines on management of primary headache disorders in young people and adults. [1] These guideline is deliberated for non-specialist use, particularly for use in primary care where the majority of headaches can be safely diagnosed and managed. About four per cent of adults have a primary care consultation for headache per year 2 but general physicians (GPs) lack confidence in the diagnosis and management of primary headache disorders, and can be anxious about missing serious secondary causes. [3] Without requiring substantial additional resources, improved recognition of the common headache disorders and better targeting of available treatments should reduce the burden of headache. According to the guidelines, a neurologist or GP can give a specialist advice if headache is his area of interest.

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