Migraine

Epidemiology and impact

Richard B. Lipton, Sandra W. Hamelsky, Marcelo E. Bigal

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Abstract

Migraine is a highly prevalent headache disorder that has a substantial impact on the individual, society, and the family. In this chapter, the burden of migraine will be reviewed, emphasizing the population-based studies that used standardized diagnostic criteria. The chapter highlights descriptive epidemiology, burden of disease, patterns of diagnosis, and treatment. Although migraine is a remarkably common cause of temporary disability, many migraineurs, even those with disabling headache, have never consulted a physician for the problem. Prevalence is highest in women, in persons between the ages of 25 and 55 years, and, at least in the United States, in individuals from low-income households. Nonetheless, prevalence is high in groups other than these high-risk groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-31
Number of pages15
JournalCONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Volume12
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Lipton, R. B., Hamelsky, S. W., & Bigal, M. E. (2006). Migraine: Epidemiology and impact. CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology, 12(6), 17-31.

Migraine : Epidemiology and impact. / Lipton, Richard B.; Hamelsky, Sandra W.; Bigal, Marcelo E.

In: CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology, Vol. 12, No. 6, 12.2006, p. 17-31.

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Lipton, RB, Hamelsky, SW & Bigal, ME 2006, 'Migraine: Epidemiology and impact', CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 17-31.
Lipton, Richard B. ; Hamelsky, Sandra W. ; Bigal, Marcelo E. / Migraine : Epidemiology and impact. In: CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology. 2006 ; Vol. 12, No. 6. pp. 17-31.
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