The migraine postdrome.

  title={The migraine postdrome.},
  author={Pyari R Bose and Peter J. Goadsby},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurology},
  • P. Bose, P. Goadsby
  • Published 1 June 2016
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Opinion in Neurology
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Migraine is a common, disabling neurological disorder that affects up to 12% of the world population. Its pathophysiology is incompletely described. Of the various phases of migraine, the migraine postdrome is the least studied and hence the least understood. RECENT FINDINGS Electronic diary studies show patients are left disabled with non-headache symptoms in the migraine postdrome. Hence, the importance of understanding the phase better and ensuring that more effective… 

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