NICE headache guideline

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This easy-to-read summary of NICE's guideline explores the diagnosis and management of tension, migraine, cluster, and medication overuse headaches.

The most common primary headache disorders are tension‑type headache, migraine, and cluster headache. Secondary headaches are attributed to underlying disorders and include, for example, headaches associated with medication overuse, giant cell arteritis, raised intracranial pressure, and infection. Medication overuse headache most commonly occurs in those taking medication for a primary headache disorder. The major health and social burden of headaches is caused by primary headache disorders and medication overuse headache.

This Guidelines  summary includes new and updated recommendations on the prophylactic treatment of migraine.

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