Compared to peripheral pain, trigeminal pain elicits higher levels of fear, which is assumed to enhance the interruptive effects of pain on concomitant cognitive processes. In this fMRI study we examined the behavioral and neural effects of trigeminal (forehead) and peripheral (hand) pain on visual processing and memory encoding.
The burden of cluster headache is associated with significant co-morbidity, including substance use disorders and suicidal ideation, and treatment patterns indicating low use of recognized cluster headache treatments.
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A few weeks ago, CHSG was contacted by a reporter from CNN seeking video submissions from patients, describing the experience of cluster headache. Our family did not disappoint! Over a dozen courageous men and women submitted honest, raw, uncensored, unfiltered video of life with cluster headache. Seven were featured in the October 3rd CNN article.
Chronic cluster headache (CH) is a rare, highly disabling primary headache condition. As NMDA receptors are possibly overactive in CH, NMDA receptor antagonists, such as ketamine, could be of interest in patients with intractable CH.