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28 February 2017

Pediatric and Adolescent Migraine: What to Know

We know that migraine affects over 38 million Americans. Unfortunately, that includes children as well.  As a child, I suffered from abdominal migraine before experiencing typical migraine at the age of 8.  These are the statistics from the Migraine Research Foundation:


About 10% of school-aged children suffer from migraine.
Half of all migraine sufferers had their first attack before age 12.
Before puberty, boys suffer from migraine more often than girls.
As adolescence approaches, the incidence increases more rapidly in girls than in boys.
By the time they turn 17, as many as 8% of boys and 23% of girls have experienced migraine.

Diamond Headache Clinic has shared this presentation on pediatric and adolescent migraine with me to help spread awareness about childhood migraine. The presentation goes over common types of migraine headaches and symptoms that present themselves in adolescents.

Presentation provided by Diamond Headache Clinic.

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