Epidemiology of migraine

S. D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton

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Abstract

Migraine epidemiology presents methodological challenges, partially simplified by the use of the new International Headache Society (IHS) Classification. Most previously published migraine studies were clinic- based, which introduces bias since less than 5% of migraineurs consult specialists. A series of population-based studies of migraine prevalence and incidence, based on the new operational IHS criteria, are now available and are reviewed, along with the migraine personality, comorbid psychiatric conditions and neuropsychological impairment. Migraine headaches are now divided into those with aura (classic migraine) and those without aura (common migraine). Headache occurs in about 91% of men and 96% of women, migraine occurs in about 6% of men and 18% of women (one-year prevalence). Migraine is most common in the third decade of life and in lower socioeconomic groups. It is associated with an increased prevalence of depression and panic attacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-194
Number of pages16
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume12
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Migraine Disorders
Epidemiology
Migraine without Aura
Headache
Migraine with Aura
Panic Disorder
Psychiatry
Personality
Epilepsy
Cohort Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression
Population

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  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Silberstein, S. D., & Lipton, R. B. (1993). Epidemiology of migraine. Neuroepidemiology, 12(3), 179-194.

Epidemiology of migraine. / Silberstein, S. D.; Lipton, Richard B.

In: Neuroepidemiology, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1993, p. 179-194.

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Silberstein, SD & Lipton, RB 1993, 'Epidemiology of migraine', Neuroepidemiology, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 179-194.
Silberstein SD, Lipton RB. Epidemiology of migraine. Neuroepidemiology. 1993;12(3):179-194.
Silberstein, S. D. ; Lipton, Richard B. / Epidemiology of migraine. In: Neuroepidemiology. 1993 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 179-194.
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