Migraine in Adolescent Patients

Overview

Migraine attacks experienced by adolescents are just as disabling as those experienced by adults, often disrupting their social lives and education. What are the key features for diagnosing migraine in adolescents and what treatment options are available? What lifestyle modifications could help limit attacks and ease symptoms? Experts explain this and more.

News & Articles

Study Shows High Schoolers with Migraine Lack Adequate Sleep | AHS

While later start times did not correlate with fewer headache days per month, teenagers with migraine are still getting ‘nowhere near’ enough sleep.Read More

Treating Chronic Headache in Adolescents with Group Education | AHS

Research from Headache suggests education on lifestyle factors may be an effective, low-cost method for treating chronic headache in youth.Read More

From the Journal: sTMS for Migraine Treatment in Adolescents | AHS

New research suggest that single‐pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS) may be safe and effective for patients ages 12 to 17.Read More

Patient Resources

Migraine Care for Children | American Migraine Foundation

The first step in migraine care for children is to seek the help of a healthcare provider. Learn tips to help you prepare for your visit.Read More

Migraine in Kids: Addressing the Impact | AMF

Learn how to stay involved in minimizing the negative effects of migraine in kids when it comes to your child’s quality of life. Read more.Read More

Caring for a Child with Migraine | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide on caring for a child with migraine. Read More

Concussion and Post-Traumatic Headache in Children | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide: Concussion and Post-Traumatic Headache in ChildrenRead More

Pediatric Migraine Parents Guide | American Migraine Foundation

Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS, talks about how parents can help identify, explain and manage their child’s pediatric migraine. Read More

Children's Migraine Questions | American Migraine Foundation

Children likely have many questions about their migraine. Learn from Dr. Andrew Hershey some answers to their questions to help comfort them.Read More

Guide to Healthy Sleep | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide to healthy sleep so you can improve your sleep to better manage your migraine.Read More

Pediatric Migraine: Teachers and Nurses | AMF

Our primer on pediatric migraine for teachers and school nurses explains how to support students with migraine. Read more.Read More

Children's Migraine Questions | American Migraine Foundation

Children likely have many questions about their migraine. Learn from Dr. Andrew Hershey some answers to their questions to help comfort them.Read More

Identifying and Removing Dietary Triggers in Children | AMF

What can parents do if certain foods trigger migraine attacks in their child? Learn about food triggers in children, and how elimination diets can help.Read More

Pediatric Migraine Action Plan | American Migraine Foundation

Learn how a pediatric migraine action plan can help your child with migraine flourish, even when they suffer attacks at school.Read More

Healthy Habits for Kids with Migraine | AMF

The following tips help kids with migraine follow healthy habits and give them a means of managing their symptoms. Read more.Read More

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