Epidemiology of Migraine

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Headache disorders cause significant disability. The public and most health professionals tend to perceive migraine as a minor or trivial complaint. In the past decade, important epidemiologic studies enjoining extensive surveys, pathophysiologic and genetic insights, and revised headache classification paradigms have produced clear evidence of the public health importance of headache disorders. The Global Campaign to reduce the burden of headache worldwide known as “Lifting the Burden” was launched in 2004 by the World Health Organization, the International Headache Society, the World Headache Alliance, and the European Headache Federation. This paper reviews salient progress in the neuroepidemiology of migraine headaches.




Minen, M. T., & Younger, D. S. (2016, November 1). Epidemiology of Migraine. Neurologic Clinics. W.B. Saunders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2016.06.011

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