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Headache Books and Newsletters

Resources for Children and Adolescents

  • Be the Boss of Your Pain (Self Care for Kids) — by Timothy Culbert, MD and Rebecca Kajander, CPNP, MPH. Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 1575422549
  • Conquering Your Child’s Chronic Pain (A Pediatrician’s Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood) — by Lonnie K. Zelter, MD and Christina Blackett Schlank. HarperCollins Books, 2005. ISBN: 0060570172
  • Headache in Children and Adolescents — by Paul Winner, DO, Donald W. Lewis, and A. David Rothner, MD. B C Decker Inc., 2007. ISBN: 1550093452
  • Headache and Your Child (The Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraine and Other Headaches in Children and Adolescents) — by Seymour Diamond, MD with Amy Diamond. Fireside, 2001. ISBN: 0684873095. Also available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552.
  • Your Child: Headaches and Migraine (Practical and Easy-to-Follow Advice) — by Maggie Jones. Harper-Collins, 1999. ISBN: 1862043973.

Reducing Stress

  • Cool Cats, Calm Kids: Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People — by Mary L. Williams and Dianne O’Quinn Burke. For children ages 7 to12. Impact Publishers, 1996. ISBN: 0915166941.
  • Don’t be S.A.D.: A Teenage Guide to Handling Stress, Anxiety and Depression — by Susan Newman. J. Messner (publisher), 1991. ISBN: 0671726102.
  • Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays: The Children’s Anti-Stress Book — by Adolph J. Moser. Landmark Editions, 1988. ISBN: 0933849184.
  • Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens — by Earl Hipp. Free Spirit Publishers, 1995. ISBN: 0915793806. For children ages 11 and up.
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook — by Martha Davis, Elizabeth R. Eshelman, and Mathew McKay. New Harbinger Publications, 2000 (5th edition). ISBN: 1572242140.
  • Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children for Learning, Creativity, and Relaxation — by Maureen Murdock. Shandhala Press, 1988. ISBN: 0877734224.
  • Stress Can Really Get On Your Nerves — by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick. Free Spirit Publishing, 2000. ISBN: 1575420783.
  • The Stress-Proof Child: A Loving Parent’s Guide — by Antoinette Saunders and Bonnie Remsberg. Henry Holt & Company, Inc., 1985. ASIN: 0030696569.
  • Take a Deep Breath: The Kids’ Play-Away Stress Book (Book, Clay and Cookie Cutters) — by Laura S. Shelton. Childswork/Childsplay, 1992. ISBN: 1882732022. For children ages 9 to13.
  • What Do Lions Know About Stress — by Majid Ali, MD. Institute of Preventive Medicine, 1996. ISBN: 1879131102.
  • You and Stress: A Survival Guide for Adolescence (Self-Help for Kids) — by Gail C. Roberts, Rosemary Wallner, and Lorraine Guttormson. Free Spirit Publishing, 1990. ISBN: 0915793261. For children ages 9 to13.

Resources for Parents and Teachers

  • Headache in Children and Adolescents — by Paul Winner, DO, Donald W. Lewis, and A. David Rothner, MD. B C Decker Inc., 2007.
  • Headache and Your Child (The Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraine and Other Headaches in Children and Adolescents) — by Seymour Diamond, MD. Fireside, 2001. ISBN: 0684873095. Also available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552.
  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents — by Ronald M. Rapee, Vanessa Cobham, and Ann Wignall. New Harbinger Publications, 2000. ISBN: 1572241918.
  • How to Influence Children: A Handbook of Practical Child Guidance Skills — by Charles Schaefer. Jason Aronson (Publisher), 1995. ISBN: 1568212739.
  • How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Your Kids Will Talk — by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Avon Books, 2000. ISBN: 0380570009.
  • Teaching Meditation to Children: A Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Modern Meditation Techniques — by David Fontana and Ingrid Slack. Element Books, 1998. ASIN: 1862040184.
  • Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children — by John S. Dacey and Lisa B. Fiore. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 0787960403.

Newsletters

  • Headache. Published quarterly by the American Council for Headache Education (ACHE). Free with annual ACHE membership fee. (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258. www.achenet.org
  • NHF Headlines--National Headache Foundation Newsletter. Published six times annually by the National Headache Foundation (NHF). Free with annual NHF membership fee. (888) NHF-5552 or (773) 388-6399. www.headaches.org

Other Books

  • Conquering Headache — by Alan M. Rapoport, MD, and Fred D. Sheftell, MD. Empowering Press, 2003. ISBN: 1896998003. Also available from the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • Conquering Your Migraine: The Essential Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraines for All Sufferers and Their Families — by Seymour Diamond MD, and Mary A Franklin. Fireside, 2001. ISBN 0684873109. Also available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552 and the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • Headache Help: A Complete Guide to Understanding Headaches and the Medicines that Relieve Them — by Lawrence Robbins, MD, and Susan S. Lang. Houghton Mifflin, Co., 2000. ISBN: 039570751X. Available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552 and the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • Headache Relief — by Seymour Diamond MD, Bill Still, and Cynthia Still. MJF Books, 2000. ISBN 1567313884. Also available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552.
  • Headache Relief: A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date, Medically Proven Program that Can Control and Ease Headache Pain — by Alan M. Rapoport, MD and Fred D. Sheftell, MD. Fireside, 1991. ISBN: 0671748033.
  • Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain — by David Buchholz, MD, and Stephen G. Reich, MD. Workman Publishing Company, 2002. ISBN: 0761127984. Also available from the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • The Hormone Headache: New Ways to Prevent, Manage and Treat Migraines and Other Headaches — by Seymour Diamond, MD, Bill Still and Cynthia Still. Hungry Minds, Inc., 1995. ISBN: 0020083157. Also available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552.
  • Managing Your Headaches — by Mark W. Green, MD, and Leah M. Green, MD Copernicus Books, 2001. ISBN: 0387952381. Also available from the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • Migraine: What Works! (A Complete Guide to Overcoming and Preventing Migraines) — by Joseph Kandel, MD and David B. Sudderth, MD. Prima Publishing, 2000. ISBN: 0761500871. Also available from the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • Migraines: Everything You Need to Know About Their Cause and Cure — by Arthur Elkind. Avon Books, 1997. ISBN: 0380790777. Also available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552 and the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • Relief from Chronic Headache — by Antonia Van Der Meer. Dell Books, 1990. ISBN: 0440205700.
  • Taking Control of Your Headaches: How to Get the Treatment You Need — by Paul N. Duckro, PhD, William D. Richardson, MD, and Janet Marshall, RN, et. al. Guilford Press, 1999. ISBN: 1572304715. Also available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552 and the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Migraines: The Breakthrough Program That Can Help End Your Pain — by Alexander Mauskop, MD, and Barry Fox, PhD. Warner Books, 2001. ISBN: 0446678260. Also available from the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.

Alternative Therapy Books

  • Alternative Medicine: Definitive Guide to Headaches — by Robert Milne, MD, Blake More and Burton Goldberg. Future Medicine Publishing, 1996. ISBN: 1887299033.
  • The Headache Alternative: A Neurologist’s Guide to Drug-Free Relief — by Alexander Mauskop MD, and Marietta Abrams Brill. DTP, 1997. ASIN 0440508207. Available from the National Headache Foundation at (888) NHF-5552 and the American Council for Headache Education (800) 255-ACHE or (856) 423-0258.
  • Headache and Diet: Tyamine-Free Recipes — by Seymour Diamond, MD, Diane Francis and Amy Diamond Vye. International Universities Press, 1990. ISBN: 0823623157.
  • Homeopathy For Children: The Practical Family Guide — by Henrietta Wells. Harper Collins, 1994. ASIN 1852304480.
  • The Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies — by Varro E. Tyler. Lubrecht & Cramer, Ltd, 1993. ISBN: 1560242876.

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