Migraines impact the lives of a significant portion of world’s population with severe pain, nausea, and visual impairment. Great strides have been made in uncovering the biological mechanisms that lead to the development of migraine headaches. Neurobiological Basis of Migraine provides readers with a deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms of migraine and provides valuable insight into translating these findings into novel treatment and preventative options.
Neurobiological Basis of Migraine provides focused, but broad-ranging coverage on the neurobiological mechanisms of migraine headaches. Chapters cover a diverse array of topics opening with foundational anatomy and physiology to the latest clinical and genetic information on migraine. Complementing this content are chapters on more advanced techniques for studying headaches including neuroimaging technologies, optogenetics, and computational and animal models. The book closes with a look at novel pharmacological treatments and newly discovered common mechanisms shared by migraine and epilepsy.