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102496 - MOTIVATE: Medication overuse-headache (MOH): definition and pathophysiology

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A 30-min online activity designed to increase your knowledge of medication-overuse headache.

Relevance to General Practice

Migraine is frequently recognised in the Australian primary care setting, with about 12.3% of patients reporting three or more migraine episodes per month. (Stark et al. Med J Aust 2007;187:142-6) Patients having frequent episodic migraine or chronic migraine are at risk of developing MOH. General practitioners should therefore learn to recognise these conditions, screen for medication overuse and have a strategy for dealing with frequent primary 
headache disorders to minimise the risk of medication overuse. (Stark et al. Med J Aust 2016; 205: 283)

Learning outcomes
  • Define MOH based on the criteria of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD 3rd edition)
  • List the symptoms associated with primary headaches
  • Explain the pathophysiology of MOH based on a number of theories on its precise mechanism
  • Formulate a system that would remind prescribers of which headache medications can present high to moderate risk for MOH
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    102496 - MOTIVATE: Medication overuse-headache (MOH): definition and pathophysiology
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