2016 AAPB Webinar 3: Diagnosis and Treatment of Migraine
Presented by Steven M. Baskin, PhD, MP
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Migraine is a very common disorder associated with significant disability. This webinair is designed as an in-depth clinical guide to the numerous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of migraine. It will begin with headache classification and diagnosis while reviewing the basics of the headache diagnostic interview. It will explore the pathophysiology of migraine integrating biochemical, physiological, behavioral, and psychological perspectives. Evidence based pharmacological, psychophysiological, and cognitive-behavioral treatments will be reviewed. The workshop will help the biofeedback therapist understand the basics of successful headache diagnosis and treatment and better communicate with the medical community. Behavioral and psychophysiological protocols will be thoroughly discussed. Issues of medication overuse, psychiatric comorbidity, and the process of transformation from episodic to chronic migraine will be thoroughly examined.
Professionals who complete this webinar will gain:
- Perform a headache diagnostic interview and make an informed diagnosis.
- Utilize biofeedback, behavioral, and pharmacologic treatment alternatives and recognize medication overuse problems secondary to immediate-relief medications.
- Recognize the difficult issue of chronic migraine and the transformation process from episodic headache.
- Address psychiatric comorbidities in the chronic headache population.
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Steven M. Baskin, PhD, MP, is a Co-Director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache in Stamford, CT and is an attending psychologist at Greenwich Hospital of Yale-New Haven Health. He had previously founded the behavioral medicine service at the New England Center for Headache. He is a past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He is a current member of the board of directors of the Headache Cooperative of New England (HCNE) and a past board member of the American Headache Society. He is the educational director for the annual Fall HCNE Boston Headache Symposium. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and a frequent reviewer for the journals Headache and Cephalalgia. He lectures frequently at national and international meetings and has published extensively on primary headache disorders, most recently on comorbid psychiatric factors that may chronify migraine and complicate treatment.