Alcohol Use as a Comorbidity and Precipitant of Primary Headache: Review and Meta-analysis

@article{DavisMartin2017AlcoholUA,
  title={Alcohol Use as a Comorbidity and Precipitant of Primary Headache: Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Rachel Davis-Martin and Ashley N. Polk and Todd A Smitherman},
  journal={Current Pain and Headache Reports},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={1-12}
}
Purpose of ReviewIn contrast to well-established relationships between headache and affective disorders, the role of alcohol use in primary headache disorders is less clear. This paper provides a narrative overview of research on alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in primary headache and presents a meta-analysis of the role of alcohol as a trigger (precipitant) of headache.Recent FindingsThe majority of studies on AUDs in headache have failed to find evidence that migraine or tension-type headache… 

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