July 16, 2012 [Originally broadcast on 8/22/2011] — Freud had them, so did Thomas Jefferson, Chopin, and Darwin. Much of the distorted body imagery for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is thought to have been migraine inspired. If you’ve experienced severe headaches, you know how incapacitating they are – affecting your daily routine at home and at work and complicating relationships with loved ones.
Dr. Dan Gottlieb hosts a discussion about headaches – their crippling effects and the latest on prescription drug treatments and behavioral approaches with neurologist Amy Pruitt and psychiatrist Donald Penzien. Pruitt is an associate professor of neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Penzien, a behavioral therapy researcher and practitioner, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He’s coauthored a new study on the feasibility of behavioral approaches in the treatment of chronic migraines.