Virginie Dousset

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Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) can be related in some patients to dependence-related behaviour characterised by craving, a deficit in controlling substance intake, which is associated to orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) dysfunction. The aim of this study was to explore the psychological correlates in MOH patients and the functioning of the OFC through(More)
OBJECTIVES To construct and validate a questionnaire measuring dependence on analgesics and on migraine attack treatments in headache patients. METHOD The items were obtained using the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.) (DSM-IV) diagnostic criteria for dependence. The construct validity of the scale was investigated by(More)
Cluster headache (CH) is one of the most painful primitive headaches that exists. Since 1991, the subcutaneous administration of sumatriptan (SCS) in the treatment of acute attacks has proved to be rapid and effective. Moreover, SCS has an excellent safety-efficacy ratio. To date, there is no information on the modalities of SCS use by CH patients, and on(More)
To validate a rapid questionnaire as a screening tool, because application of the diagnostic revised criteria of the ICHD-II for medication overuse headache (MOH) requires experience for the physician and is time-consuming. ICHD-II criteria for probable MOH (pMOH) were transformed in questions formulated in such a way that they could be self-administered,(More)
BACKGROUND Cluster headache remains substantially underdiagnosed and undertreated. Early neurologic referral is indicated in patients with a suspected diagnosis of cluster headache (CH) so that management can be optimized and unnecessary procedures avoided. OBJECTIVE To validate a brief self-administered questionnaire designed to screen CH cases in(More)
BACKGROUND Many behavioural scales are available to assess pain but none are suitable for a quick evaluation of non-sedated and non-geriatric adults. The Behavioural Observation Scale 3 (BOS-3) is short, composed of five items. This study examined its feasibility and diagnostic performances. METHODS Adult patients were included from medical and surgical(More)
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