The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no current screening guidelines or screening tests for headaches.
Headache—frequently asked questions. National Headache Foundation website. Available at:
http://www.headaches.org/headache-faq. Accessed November 7, 2012.
NINDS headache information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
website. Available at:
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/headache/headache.htm. Updated September 2012. Accessed November 7, 2012.
Last reviewed December 2015 by Rimas Lukas, MD
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