This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to headaches, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on headaches. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Headaches: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Headaches; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Headaches; Chapter 5. Patents on Headaches; Chapter 6. Books on Headaches; Chapter 7. Multimedia on Headaches; Chapter 8. Periodicals and News on Headaches; Chapter 9. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 10. Dissertations on Headaches; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; HEADACHES GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, Cluster Headaches, Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania, Headache cluster, Headache histamine, Headache migraine, Hemicrania, Histamine cephalalgia, Migraine, Migrainous neuralgia, Sick headache, Sphenopalatine neuralgia, Vasogenic Facial Pain.