Post-traumatic headache is the most common symptom after mild/moderate brain injury. Similar to the characteristics of naturally occurring headaches, it is multi-faceted in nature and includes neurophysiological, psychological and social aspects. Consequently, headache has an enormous impact on the quality of life of the sufferer. Effective headache treatment has a focus on all aspects of the pain and the needs of the individual. This book describes a cognitive-behavioural program which was developed as part of a research project in a brain injury service. It is based, firstly, on the evidence provided by the outcomes of this research project. The interested reader may study the literature associated with this research for which the references can be found at the back of this volume. Secondly, this headache therapy guide is the result of clinical experience and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy to patients who experience complex difficulties following a brain injury.
Table of Contents
LIST OF THERAPY WORKSHEETS LIST OF RELAXATION SCRIPTS LIST OF QUESTIONNAIRES AND SCORING GUIDELINES LIST OF HEADACHE OUTCOMES ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR SERIES EDITORS' FOREWORD FOREWORD by Nathan D. Zasler INTRODUCTION PART I: THEORY CHAPTER ONE Headaches and brain injury CHAPTER TWO Biopsychosocial approaches to headaches following brain injuryPART II: PRACTICE CHAPTER THREE Implementation of a practical biopsychosocial approach PART III: THERAPY MANUAL CHAPTER FOUR Cognitive-behavioural therapy guide CHAPTER FIVE Module 1: headache assessments CHAPTER SIX Module 2: health management CHAPTER SEVEN Module 3: individual headache therapy APPENDIX I: Therapy worksheets APPENDIX II: Relaxation scripts APPENDIX III: Questionnaires and scoring guidelines APPENDIX IV: Headache outcomes REFERENCES INDEX