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Why offer preventive treatment?


Prevention should be considered if1:



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  4. Antonaci F et al. A review of current European treatment guidelines for migraine. J Headache Pain 2010; 11: 13–19

  5. British Association for the Study of Headache. Guidelines for all healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of Migraine. 3rd edition. September 2010

  6. Lipton RB et al. Migraine prevalence, disease burden, and the need for preventive therapy. Neurology 2007; 68(5): 343–349

  7. D’Amico D, Tepper SJ. Prophylaxis of migraine: general principles and patient acceptance. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2008; 4(6): 115–116

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  9. Silberstein SD. Preventive migraine treatment. Continuum 2015; 21: 973–989

  10. Hepp Z et al. Adherence to oral migraine-preventive medications among patients with chronic migraine. Cephalalgia 2015; 35(6): 478–488


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