The Epidemiology, Burden, and Comorbidities of Migraine

Marcelo E. Bigal, Richard B. Lipton

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Abstract

We describe the epidemiology and comorbidities of migraine, which affects 12% of adults in occidental countries. Prevalence is three times higher in women, but 6% of men are affected, making it the most prevalent neurologic disorder in men. Although migraine is a remarkably common cause of temporary disability, many migraineurs have never consulted a physician for the problem. Many disorders are comorbid with migraine. For some such as depression, the association has been well described, but for others, the relationship has been recently suggested, such as in the case of clinical and subclinical vascular brain lesions and coronary heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-334
Number of pages14
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Chronic daily headaches
  • Comorbidities
  • Epidemiology
  • Migraine
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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