Lithium treatment of chronic cluster headaches.

  title={Lithium treatment of chronic cluster headaches.},
  author={J. Lieb and A. Zeff},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • J. Lieb, A. Zeff
  • Published 1978
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
On the basis of reports of reduced MAO activity in migraine and cluster headaches and on a report that lithium carbonate activates MAO, the authors administered lithium carbonate to two patients whose cluster headaches had brought them to the point of contemplating suicide. Both patients responded quite dramatically. Case 1 has now been virtually free of headaches for over two years and Case 2 has been in remission for over twelve months. 
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