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Headache and Your Child

Headache and Your Child

The Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraine and Other Headaches in Children and Adolescents

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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  • Touchstone | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743219723 | 
  • May 2010
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Chapter 1: What You Can Do to Help Children Get Relief

Headaches: Why Everyone Needs to Learn More About Them

With painstaking attention to detail, Jonathan carefully places his miniature toy soldiers one by one on the floor of his bedroom. Almost as if afraid the slightest movement or even the gentle force of his breath may knock them down, he sits rigidly still with only his eyes following his tiny hand as it picks up each soldier from the toy box and places it in line. His eyes move back and forth from the box to the floor without stopping until all the soldiers have been arranged. When he is finished, he has created a... see more

About the Author

Seymour Diamond

Seymour Diamond, M.D., 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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