Last updated on February 2019

RELAXaHEAD for Headache Patients


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Migraine | Post-Traumatic Headache | Multiple Sclerosis | Headache
  • Age: Between 18 - 80 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Currently, only recruiting patients admitted to the NYU Langone Health emergency room (ER).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meets migraine criteria based on International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) 3 beta (based on questions in RedCap
  • Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) score >5.
  • OR
  • Meets Chronic PTH criteria based on International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) 3 beta (based on questions in RedCap) and had 4+ headache days a month, is 3-12 months post initial injury

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback or other Relaxation Therapy in the past year
  • Cognitive deficit or other physical problem with the potential to interfere with behavioral therapy
  • Alcohol or other substance abuse as determined by self-report or prior documentation in the medical record
  • Opioid or barbiturate use 10+ days a month
  • PHQ9 score of severe depression
  • Unable or unwilling to follow a treatment program that relies on written and audio recorded materials
  • Not having a smartphone

Recruitment Status: Open


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