Headache: a visual guide

Headache is among the most common neurological reasons for A&E attendance, but most cases can be treated in primary care. This infographic provides a visual overview of the main types of headache.

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Sources: The Migraine Trust, British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE),
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, NHS Rightcare, Lancet Neurol 2018;17:954, Cephalalgia 2014;34:409. Editorial advisers:
Anish Bahra, a consultant neurologist, who runs tertiary headache services at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Barts Health; Stuart Weatherby, a consultant neurologist, who runs a secondary care headache service at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust; both were authors on the BASH guidelines; Kay Kennis, a GP with a special interest in headache, who sat on the NICE headache guidelines development group.

Last updated
The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ January 2021, Vol 306, No 7945;306(7945)::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.42957

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