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Migraines/Chronic Headaches

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Recurrent primary (nonorganic) headaches (HAs) are one of the most common pain complaints among youths with a significant HA reported in more than 75% by the age of 15 years. Pediatric migraine occurs in up to 10.6% of youths between the ages of 5 and 15 years, further increasing to 28% of adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 years (Hershey, 2005). The prevalence of pediatric HA has increased over the past 30 years (Sillanpaa & Antilla, 1996).

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Engel, J. (2009). Migraines/Chronic Headaches. In: O'Donohue, W. (eds) Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-87687-0_13

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