These mnemonics have been adopted by the American Academy of Neurology for both neurologists and primary care physicians
SU_LTA/NS - a mnemonic developed by Dr. Maizels, summarizes the diagnostic criteria for migraine
SNOOPS - developed by David Dodick of the Mayo Clinic, summarizes worrisome features which suggest need for further evaluation
The Brief Headache Screen developed by Dr. Maizels and validated in clinical trials, rapidly screens for migraine, daily headache, medication overuse, and worrisome headaches - usually in 30 seconds or less (first four questions)!
Articles by and about Morris Maizels available online
Maizels M, McCarberg B. Antidepressants and Antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. American Family Physician 2005
Maizels M. The Patient with Daily Headaches. American Family Physician 2004.