Chronic Migraine in Children and Adolescents

  • Aynur ÖzgeEmail author
  • Osman Özgür Yalın
Childhood and Adolescent Headache (S Evers, Section Editor)
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Chronic migraine is defined as having more than 15 headache days in a month, half of these showing migraine features, for at least 3 months. It is a chronic painful syndrome with aspects such as psychiatric comorbid, decreased quality of life, and environmental and intrinsic psychological factors that make face-to-face treatment difficult. Children and adolescent migraine differ from adults as a result of growing brain and evolving disorder. In this paper, we will emphasize the definition, diagnosis, epidemiology, burden of life, and management of chronic migraine in children and adolescent.


Chronic migraine Children Diagnosis Management Burden 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurology DepartmentMersin University School of MedicineMersinTurkey
  2. 2.Neurology DepartmentIstanbul Education and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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