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The use of masturbation as a method of relieving migraine headachesin an adolescent with an eating disorder

  title={The use of masturbation as a method of relieving migraine headachesin an adolescent with an eating disorder},
  author={Edigna Kusi Appiah and Ahmed Boachie and Sara Gasior and Kimberley Aslett},
This case report describes one case of an adolescent with an eating disorder and migraine headaches who reported masturbation as a relieving factor for her migraines. Sexual history poses as a challenging topic for adolescents overall. A therapeutic relationship and non-judgmental approach are important in gathering a thorough history to maximize care. It is imperative to ensure an appropriate sexual history is obtained and then re-evaluated when care management appears ineffective. Patients… 



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