Freud and migraine: the beginning of a psychodynamically oriented view of headache a hundred years ago.

@article{Karwautz1996FreudAM,
  title={Freud and migraine: the beginning of a psychodynamically oriented view of headache a hundred years ago.},
  author={Andreas Karwautz and Çiçek W{\"o}ber-Bing{\"o}l and Christian Woeber},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={22-6}
}
Sigmund Freud, the famous Viennese founder of psychoanalysis, suffered from recurrent episodes of severe headache. Autobiographic and biographic data make it evident that he had migraine. Freud's theoretical approaches to pain in general and to migraine in particular are discussed. Initially, Freud's theories on the etiopathogenesis of pain and migraine focused on neurophysiological hypotheses which are of historical interest. They were replaced by psychodynamic hypotheses which are still… CONTINUE READING
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