International Medical Journal, Vol. 12., Iss. 2, 2006, P. 36−42.
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF HEADACHES: WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR PRACTICE?
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
The authors make a review of the renewed IHS (International Headache Society) classification, in which special attention is paid to primary headaches and the approaches to the diagnosis of headache. The changes in ICHD−2 (International Classification of Headache Disorders) important for many medical specialties, particularly neurologists specializing in headache treatment, are shown.
Key words: new international classification, headaches, diagnosis, treatment.