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All Guidelines, Reports and Recommendations published by IHS are accessible below. Guidelines published by National Society Members and submitted for publication on this site are also accessible. Not all of these can be copied, saved or printed. 

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British Association for the Study of Headache Guidelines:

> BASH Management Guidelines 2010

Canadian Headache Society Guidelines:

> Migraine Prophylactic Guidelines

Dutch Headache Society Guidelines:

> Dutch Headache Guidelines 2007

French Headache Society Guidelines:

> French guidelines for the emergency management of headaches (English) Moisset et al. French Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Headaches. Rev Neurol (Paris) 2016;172:350-6
> Démarche diagnostique générale devant une céphalée chronique quotidienne (CCQ) – Prise en charge d'une CCQ chez le migraineux: céphalée par abus médicamenteux et migraine chronique/Recommandations de la SFEMC, ANLLF et SFETD (French) (Management of chronic daily headache in migraine patients; Medication overuse headache and chronic migraine)
> Recommandations pour le diagnostique et le traitement de I'algie vasculaire de la face (French) (French guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cluster headache (French Headache Society))
> Prise en charge diagnostique et thérapeutique de la migraine chez l'adulte et chez l'enfant (French) (Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of migraine in adults and children)
> Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of migraine in adults and children (English)

German Headache Society Guidelines:

> Acute therapy and prophylaxis of migraine
> Idiopathic and symptomatic headache
> Idiopathic headache therapy in children and adolescents
> Rare idiopathic headache diseases
> Self medication in migraine and tension-type headache
> Therapy and prophylaxis of cluster headache and other trigemino autonomic headache
> Therapy of primary chronic headache: chronic migraine, tension-type headache, and other chronic daily headache
> Treatment of migraine and idiopathic syndromes in pregnancy and lactation
> Trigeminal neuralgia

Italian Society For Headache Studies Guidelines:

> Italian guidelines for primary headaches: 2012 revised version

Japanese Headache Society Guidelines:

> Japanese Headache Society Guideline: Clinical Practice Guideline for Chronic Headache 2013

Portuguese Headache Society Guidelines:

> Principios europeus da abordagem das cefaleias comuns nos cuidados de saúde primários (European principles of management of common headache disorders in primary care)
> Recomendacoes terapeuticas cefaleias 2009 (Portuguese Headache Society guideline for treatment of primary headaches)

Spanish Headache Society Guidelines:

> Spanish Headache guidelines

Swiss Headache Society Guidelines:

> Swiss treatment guidelines - French
> Swiss treatment guidelines - German

Other Guidelines

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

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