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Titolo:
IMPROVEMENT OF DECREASED CRITICAL FLICKER FREQUENCY (CFF) IN HEADACHEPATIENTS WITH DRUG-ABUSE AFTER SUCCESSFUL WITHDRAWAL
Autore:
SCHNIDER P; MALY J; GRUNBERGER J; AULL S; ZEILER K; WESSELY P;
Indirizzi:
UNIV VIENNA,NEUROL CLIN,WAHRINGER GURTEL 18-20 A-1090 VIENNA AUSTRIA UNIV VIENNA,PSYCHIAT CLIN A-1090 VIENNA AUSTRIA
Titolo Testata:
Headache
fascicolo: 5, volume: 35, anno: 1995,
pagine: 269 - 272
SICI:
0017-8748(1995)35:5<269:IODCFF>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INDUCED REFRACTORY HEADACHE; CLINICAL-FEATURES; TENSION-TYPE; PERSONALITY; MANAGEMENT; DISEASE;
Keywords:
MIGRAINE; TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE; DRUG ABUSE; WITHDRAWAL THERAPY; CRITICAL FLICKER FREQUENCY (CFF);
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
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Citazione:
P. Schnider et al., "IMPROVEMENT OF DECREASED CRITICAL FLICKER FREQUENCY (CFF) IN HEADACHEPATIENTS WITH DRUG-ABUSE AFTER SUCCESSFUL WITHDRAWAL", Headache, 35(5), 1995, pp. 269-272

Abstract

A considerable proportion of headache patients fulfill the criteria of ''drug abuse'' (definition according to the International Headache Society [IHS] criteria). These patients exhibit markedly reduced vigilance and continuous performance, as shown by the results of critical flicker frequency (CFF) analysis. The present study deals with the question whether this impairment of vigilance and continuous performance isreversible. Forty-eight headache patients with drug abuse were investigated three times by means of CFF analysis: immediately before (A), immediately after (B), and 3 weeks after having finished (C) inpatient drug withdrawal. Immediately after withdrawal, a significant decrease of headache intensity was observed. The CFF values, however, remained unchanged at a depressed level, probably due to withdrawal medication and the initial sedative side effects of thymoleptic agents (given as prophylaxis). Three weeks after withdrawal, however, the CFF values were significantly improved, and were now within a range not far from the normal values known from a healthy general population. Thus, even after many years of drug abuse, headache patients have a good chance to improve their vigilance and continuous performance and to reach normalor close to normal levels.

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