What You Need to Know about Headaches
by Claudio Butticè
April 2022, 177pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7531-1
$45, £35, 40€, A62
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Everyone gets headaches now and then, but for individuals affected by such serious headache disorders as migraines and cluster headaches, the pain can be debilitating.

There are numerous types of headaches, each with a unique cause, pain profile, and set of treatment options. This book offers readers a broad introduction to this common, yet often misunderstood, group of conditions.

What exactly is going on in your body during a headache? How can they be prevented or managed? How can you tell if your splitting headache is actually a brain tumor? This book provides the answers to these and many other questions.

What You Need to Know about Headaches is the latest volume in Greenwood’s Inside Diseases and Disorders series. This series profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of “top 10” essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers’ most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easy-to-navigate structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering such basics as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations.


  • A holistic approach to the subject covers such often-overlooked areas as societal perceptions and impact on family and friends
  • An Essential Questions section provides quick answers to the questions readers are most likely to have and serves as a springboard to explore the content of the book in more detail
  • Case Illustrations provide relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in the text
  • An annotated Directory of Resources points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites, acting as a gateway to further study and research
Claudio Butticè, PharmD, is a former clinical and hospital pharmacist who worked for several public hospitals in Italy as well as for the humanitarian NGO Emergency. He is now an accomplished book author who has written on suhc topics as medicine, technology, world poverty, human rights, and science. His book Universal Health Care was published by Greenwood in 2019. He has also authored numerous academic pharmacology and psychology papers. Butticè is also a data analyst and freelance journalist and works as a medical consultant and adviser for many companies across the globe.

Inside Diseases and Disorders

Greenwood’s Inside Diseases and Disorders series explores some of the key diseases and disorders, both physical and psychological, affecting the world today. Each book examines a condition holistically, covering such topics as signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis and management, and prevention. They also address broader issues of vital importance, including the effects on family and friends and medical and societal controversies related to the condition. Every book lists 10 “essential questions” readers are likely to have and features engaging case studies that offer real-world insights.
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