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2020 Sep 08


Document of revision and updating of medication overuse headache (MOH).


González-Oria C, Belvís R, Cuadrado M, Díaz-Insa S, Guerrero-Peral AL, Huerta M, Irimia P, Láinez JM, La Torre G, Leira R, Oterino A, Pascual J, Porta-Etessam J, Pozo-Rosich P, Sánchez Del Río M, Santos-Lasaosa S
Neurologia. 2020 Sep 08.
PMID: 32917437.


Medication overuse headache is a secondary headache in which the regular or frequent use of analgesics can increase the frequency of the episodes, causing the transition from episodic to chronic headache. The prevalence of medication overuse headache is approximately 1-2%, with higher rates among women aged 30-50 years and with comorbid psychiatric disorders such as depression or anxiety, or other chronic pain disorders. It is important to be familiar with the management of this disease. To this end, the Spanish Society of Neurology's Headache Study Group has prepared a consensus document addressing this disorder.