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Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee

SISC

Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee

  • 36th National SISC Congress - Management of the headache patient : New horizons and new challenges
    36th National SISC Congress - Management of the headache patient : New horizons and new challenges
    Palermo, 13 - 15 October 2022
  • SISC | Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee
    I Module 24 - 26 June 2022 - E-learning webinar FAD training available on the platform until 10 November 2022
    Migraine with and without aura
  • SISC | Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee
    I FAD Course - April 30, 2022 FAD training available on the platform from 30 April 2022 until 10 November 2022
    Classification, clinical and diagnostic aspects of headaches
  • SISC | Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee
    II Course FAD - May 7, 2022 FAD training available on the platform from 7 May 2022 until 10 November 2022
    Primary headaches: from the peripheral nervous system to the central one and vice versa
  • SISC | Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee
    III FAD Course - June 11, 2022 FAD training available on the platform from 11 June 2022 until 10 November 2022
    Tension-type headache
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  • SISC | Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee
    Symposium Florence 2022 - Headache & CGRP
    Florence, 13-14 May 2022 / Abstract deadline: April 15, 2022
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IHS grant opportunities 2022

Awards open for application - deadlines IHS Clinical and Basic Science Headache Research Fellowship Award 1-year fellowship award aims to support innovative and impactful...
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Ist SISC Group Meeting - "Women against Pain": Pain and Gender Differences: The Migraine Model

Venue: Sala Conferenze del Rettorato Piazza Tancredi, 7 - Lecce      
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Finally discovered what causes the pain of migraine

The site of migraine pain resides in the peripheral nervous system. It is the conclusion of a study coordinated by a group of scientists from the Clinical Pharmacology Section of...
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Research Topic - Novel migraine therapies: consolidating evidence from the real world

Further information: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/29508/novel-migraine-therapies-consolidating-evidence-from-the-real-world      
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Opinion of...

Migraine and psychiatric comorbidity

Maria Pia Prudenzano - Centro Cefalee, Clinica Neurologica “L. Amaducci”. Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche di Base, Neuroscienze ed Organi di Senso. Università di Bari

Migraine affects about 12% of individuals in the general population. Although it may occur at all ages, its prevalence is lower in children and the elderly, reaching a peak in the 25- to 39-year-old age range that corresponds to that of maximum productivity (1). After menarche, there is a much higher prevalence in women than in men.

Global Burden of Diseases places migraine among the ten most disabling neurological pathologies in the world population and in first place as a cause of disability below the age of 50 (2).

The social impact of this pathology is high both in terms of direct costs, due to diagnostic investigations and treatment, and indirect costs, which are far more burdensome and derive from the loss of work days and productivity (3).

The psychopathological aspects of migraine have long been a research topic of great interest. In the 1950s, Wolff identified a distinctive personality pattern and described the migraine patient, especially if a woman, as a subject prone to perfectionism and neuroticism (4).

In more recent times, results of numerous epidemiological studies, among which the studies of Breslau and Merikangas represent true milestones, show that migraineurs have a 2 to 4 times greater risk of depression than non-migraineurs (5,6,7).

The association between depression and migraine appears stronger in the form with aura than that without aura. In patients with migraine-associated depression, the symptoms of the migraine attack, including osmophobia and allodynia, are positively correlated with the...

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