What predicts the change from episodic to chronic migraine?

  title={What predicts the change from episodic to chronic migraine?},
  author={Marcelo Eduardo Bigal and Richard B. Lipton},
  journal={Current opinion in neurology},
  volume={22 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Because migraine worsens in a sizeable subgroup of sufferers, but not in most, identifying factors that predict the change from episodic into chronic migraine is of extreme interest and should be seen as a priority in headache research. RECENT FINDINGS Potentially remediable risk factors include frequency of migraine attacks, obesity, excessive use of medications containing opioids and barbiturates, caffeine overuse, stressful life events, depression, sleep disorders and… CONTINUE READING
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