For sufferers from migraine and their families, together with healthcare professionals, "Migraine: The Essentials" provides practical information about possible "triggers", the various types of migraine, the possibility of a relationship between the disease and the place you live, or there being other sufferers in the family, and the reasons for the feelings of elation or of exhaustion that can follow an attack. Specialist consultations are described along with modern methods of diagnosis, prevention and treatment - both drug therapy and less conventional methods such as psychotherapy and biofeedback.
Dr Frank Clifford Rose MD, FRCP, is the Director and a Consultant Neurologist of the London Neurological Centre, Harley Street and an Honorary Consulting Neurologist at Charing Cross Hospital. He is the former President of the Neurology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a Trustee (and former Chairman) of the Migraine Trust. He was awarded an Honorary Life Membership of the International Headache Society in 1997. Dr Marek J Gawel BChir MB (Camb), studied at Cambridge University, UK and is now Consultant Neurologist at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He founded the Headache Research Clinic in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he still works. In 1995 he was the President of the International Headache Congress in Toronto and is the past president and founder member of the Canadian Headache Society. Dr Gawel has been on the board of the Migraine Association of Canada and is the current president of the new web based Headache Network Canada.