Pierpaolo Guarnieri

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One-hundred-sixteen patients suffering from vascular headache (migraine or combined migraine and tension) were, after 4 weeks of pretreatment baseline headache monitoring, randomly assigned to one of four conditions: (a) thermal biofeedback with adjunctive relaxation training (TBF); (b) TBF plus cognitive therapy; (c) pseudomediation as an ostensible(More)
Sixty-six tension headache patients were randomly assigned to one of four conditions for 8 weeks: (a) progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) alone; (b) PMR plus cognitive therapy (PMR + Cog); (c) pseudomeditation, a credible attention-placebo control; or (d) continued headache monitoring. A comparison of overall headache activity (headache index), derived from(More)
Sixteen children and adolescents with migraine headache were treated with thermal biofeedback. Seven were seen individually in the clinic while the other nine participated in a limited-contact, partly home-based regimen. Evaluation of headache diary data from 4-week monitoring periods before and after treatment showed significant (p less than .01) reduction(More)
Comparisons are made of self-reported medical costs from a sample of headache patients who underwent various combinations of relaxation training and biofeedback training. The average costs for the 2 years prior to self-regulatory treatment were $955 +/- 480 (3 SEM) for 45 patients; for the 2 years after completing treatment the average costs were $52 +/- 28(More)
An investigation of the awareness level and potential impact of dietary risk factors on chronic headache patients revealed that (1) approximately 75% of the 130 patients in this study stated they were aware of possible food-intake/headache connections, (2) less than half reported being informed of this relationship by medical professionals, and (3) the(More)