Episodic and chronic migraine headache: breaking down barriers to optimal treatment and prevention.

@article{Lipton2015EpisodicAC,
  title={Episodic and chronic migraine headache: breaking down barriers to optimal treatment and prevention.},
  author={Richard B. Lipton and Stephen David Silberstein},
  journal={Headache},
  year={2015},
  volume={55 Suppl 2},
  pages={103-22; quiz 123-6}
}
Migraine is a common disabling primary headache disorder that affects an estimated 36 million Americans. Migraine headaches often occur over many years or over an individual's lifetime. By definition, episodic migraine is characterized by headaches that occur on fewer than 15 days per month. According to the recent International Classification of Headache Disorders (third revision) beta diagnostic criteria, chronic migraine is defined as "headaches on at least 15 days per month for at least 3… CONTINUE READING