Medication Overuse Headache: A Short Test

February 15, 2018
Steven A. King, MD, MS
Steven A. King, MD, MS

When the cure becomes worse than the cause, it’s MOH. See what you know about these hard-to-treat headaches.

As the name implies, medication overuse headaches occur as a result of treatments meant to alleviate the original pain. Criteria for diagnosis are based on expert consensus rather than on formal evidence. Understanding of MOH continues to change as more rigorous scientific methods are applied; see what you know about etiology and treatment as the research now stands with this short test.