Reviews for The migraine brain : your breakthrough guide to fewer headaches, better health

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The significant number of migraine sufferers in the United States indicates that this up-to-date book will be a highly valued guide, as it offers the realistic message that having migraines is a neurological and biochemical occurrence that individuals cannot cure but can learn to treat proactively. Bernstein, herself a migraine sufferer, is a practicing neurologist and the founder of the Women's Headache Center at the Cambridge Health Alliance, and these credentials make her an empathetic authority. In this empowering book, simple definitions of medical terms increase understanding for lay readers and deflect feelings of isolation, as does the use of quotations from those with migraines. Informative chapters on what migraines are, pinpointing your personal triggers, living with a migraineur, work and traveling, and finding the right doctor (including what your doctor should not do) complement sections detailing both conventional and alternative health care and practical suggestions, e.g., keeping a headache diary. This would be a good replacement for Christina Peterson's 1999 book, The Women's Migraine Survival Guide. Recommended for public and consumer health libraries.--Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. P.L. Syst., NM (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.