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Dependent Behavior in Patients with Medication-Overuse Headache.
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PMID:  22125111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Two thirds of patients with medication-overuse headache (MOH) fulfilled criteria for dependence on acute symptomatic treatments for pain, not exclusive of psychoactive medications, based on the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Several questionnaires have been used to assess dependent behavior in patients with MOH. Findings regarding underlying psychological profiles of dependence and MOH are not consistent. Nevertheless, several neuroimaging, genetic, and neurobiological studies support the existence of the common pathophysiological features of dependence and MOH and suggest a link between them. This review highlights recent studies on the relationship between dependence and MOH. This issue is important because it implies a treatment strategy in managing patients with MOH by providing the treatment of dependence.
Jong-Ling Fuh; Shuu-Jiun Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pain and headache reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-3081     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100970666     Medline TA:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurology, the Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, 112, Taiwan,
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