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Management considerations in the treatment of migraine in adolescents

Authors Matarese CA, Mack K

Published 27 May 2010 Volume 2010:1 Pages 21—30


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Christine A Matarese, Kenneth J Mack

Mayo Clinic, Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology, Rochester, MN, USA

Abstract: Migraine is common in adolescents. It can significantly reduce quality of life, may contribute to significant school absences, and disrupt social activities. This article will address the clinical presentation, natural history, types, evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis of migraine. Common adolescent lifestyle factors such as stress, irregular mealtimes, and sleep deprivation may exacerbate migraines. Management options are discussed including lifestyle modifications, acute and preventative therapies. Features of chronic daily headache including comorbid conditions, management, and outcome are also addressed.
Keywords: adolescent, migraine, chronic daily headache, management

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