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Management of migraine in adolescents

Authors Kabbouche MA, Gilman DK

Published 6 June 2008 Volume 2008:4(3) Pages 535—548

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S495


Marielle A Kabbouche1,2, Deborah K Gilman3

1Department of Pediatrics, Department of 2Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; 3Department of Psychology, Columbus Children’s Hospital, OH, USA

Abstract: Headaches in children and adolescents are still under-diagnosed. 75% of children are affected by primary headache by the age of 15 with 28% fitting the ICHD2 criteria of migraine. Migraine is considered a chronic disorder that can severely impact a child’s daily activities, including schooling and socializing. Early recognition and aggressive therapy, with acute and prophylactic treatments, as well as intensive biobehavioral interventions, are essential to control the migraine attacks and reverse the progression into intractable disabling headache.

Keywords: migraine, children, adolescents, headache, biofeedback

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