Solution-Focused Treatment of Migraine Headache

  title={Solution-Focused Treatment of Migraine Headache},
  author={Jeffrey T. Guterman and Annie Mecias and Debra L. Ainbinder},
  journal={The Family Journal},
  pages={195 - 198}
Solution-focused counseling is proposed as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment for migraine headache. A case example illustrates the application of the model to migraine headache. Implications for the theory, practice, and research of solution-focused counseling are considered. 

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    Neurological Sciences
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