Management of migraine in adolescents

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.

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@article{Kabbouche2008ManagementOM, title={Management of migraine in adolescents}, author={Marielle A . Kabbouche and Deborah Kruglak Gilman}, journal={Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment}, year={2008}, volume={4}, pages={535 - 548} }