I keep reading news reports about the Sandy Hook shootings that describe the shooter as having a “personality disorder”. No explanation is given and no effort is made to enlist the help of mental health professionals to define “personality disorder”. Here is my attempt to provide that much-needed explanation.
Parents everywhere held their children a little closer yesterday. The massacre of innocent children in Connecticut shook us all to our very core. Despite our best efforts to shield our […]
A 2005 study published in Cephalalgia reported that parthenolide was identified as the active compound responsible for feverfew’s anti-migraine effects. Parthenolide is a 5-HT (serotonin) agonist. It inhibits platelet aggregation in response to a release of serotonin.
Many medications used to prevent migraines come with some serious side effects. Patients complain of memory loss, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, tingling of hands and feet, mood swings, […]
I’ve angered the Migraine Fairies and Cluster Pixies. My end-of-the-month positive Facebook post (50% decline in “headache days”) prompted a 2-day protest. They gate-crashed the party in my head and […]
Given the narrow margin of victory in many of yesterday’s elections, at least half of all Americans are experiencing disappointment today. No one likes to lose. It is human nature […]
Did you know that muscle tension can trigger a migraine attack? Neither did I until just a few weeks ago. Technically the diagosis is Cervicogenic Headche, a secondary headache disorder […]
When life is impacted by chronic illness, grieving can become a way of life. As the illness progresses, changes must be made to accommodate the loss of function, loss of income, loss of loved ones, loss of control, etc.
I started physical therapy today. It was not at all what I expected. I was prepared for a lot of bending, stretching, and lifting. That’s not at all what I […]
I have this mental routine each morning. It goes a bit like this: Right eye? …Check Head pain? …Check Neck pain? …Check Right arm? …Check It’s a survey of all […]