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Migraine: Symptoms and Treatment

Hossein Ansari, MD

Migraine is one of the most common and disabling disorders, imposing an enormous social and economic burden. Although everyone thinks of a migraine as a headache, it is actually a complex neurological disorder in which headache is the most common presenting feature. There can also be mental and emotional changes, somnolence, fatigue, insomnia, and anxiety. The headache is the most recognized and debilitating phase of migraine. Pain is pulsating and usually starts on one side of the head or neck. After the headache, symptoms can include fatigue, irritability, loss of concentration, and periods of deep sleep. Treatment of migraines can be summarized by method — “abortive” for all patients with Triptan-based formulae and “preventive” for certain patients. This lecture will expand on this brief summary.

Instructor: Hossein Ansari is a board-certified neurologist and headache specialist. He completed medical school in Iran and moved to the U.S. to begin a residency in neurology. He completed a fellowship on headache and facial pain at the Mayo Clinic and received board certification in both. He is currently director of headache treatment at UC San Diego.

Coordinator: Steve Wyte

Course Number: OSHR-70160   Credit: 0 units

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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
02/22/2018 In-class 128880 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla