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The clinical data, and, more particularly, detailed information on treatment, make this a valuable monograph for internists, family physicians, and neurologists. The fact that the authors' thesis may not be adequately supported by the evidence should not detract from the book's value. Their thesis is "Altered reactivity of brain stem serotonergic neurons and the relations of the synaptic turnover of serotonin may be important to the mechanism of recurring headache." It attempts to unify the entities of migraine, cluster, tension and (at least as regards altered vasomotor autoregulation) posttraumatic headaches. The attempt, however, appears to me as somewhat contrived in
Headache.. Ann Intern Med. ;93:517. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-517_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):517.
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