If you suffer from headaches and none of the standard
treatments help, do not despair. Some people find that their
headaches disappear once they deal with a troubled marriage, pass
their law board exams, or resolve some other stressful problem.
Others find that if they control their psychological reaction to
stress, the headaches disappear.
"I had migraines for several years," says one woman, "and then
they went away. I think it was because I lowered my personal goals
in life. Today, even though I have 100 things to do at night, I
don't worry about it. I learned to say no."
For those who cannot say no, or who get headaches anyway,
today's headache research offers hope. The work of NINDS-supported
scientists around the world promises to improve our understanding
of this complex disorder and provide better tools to treat it.
This pamphlet was written and published by the National
Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the United
States' leading supporter of research on disorders of the brain and
nerves, including headache. NINDS, one of the U.S. Government's 17
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is part of the
Public Health Service within the U.S. Department of Health and