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.

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Videos

SMART Tips for Migraine in Adolescents

Identifying specific triggers and relieving factors for migraine attacks is a key aspect of controlling the pain. The mnemonic device SMART can help you and your adolescent patients remember some daily lifestyle tips to help prevent or reduce migraine attacks.

Behavioral Treatment for Children With Migraine

Behavioral treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, healthy lifestyle habits, and biofeedback can be beneficial to anyone with migraine, especially children. Learn how to properly frame the recommendation for behavioral treatments.

News & Articles

Migraine in the Adolescent Patient Overview

Learn about the diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of migraine specifically for your adolescent patients. AlthoughRead More

Study on School Start Times Shows High Schoolers with Migraine Lack Adequate Sleep

While later start times did not correlate with fewer headache days per month, teenagers withRead More

From the Journal: Treating Chronic Headache in Adolescents with Group Education

Research from Headache suggests education on lifestyle factors may be an effective, low-cost method forRead More

From the Journal: sTMS for Migraine Treatment in Adolescents

New research suggest that the neuromodulation technique may be safe and effective for patients agesRead More

Podcasts

Special Populations: Migraine in Children

Migraine affects 39 million people in the United States, and one in 11 children have migraine. On this episode, pediatric neurologist Dr. Lauren Strauss explains diagnosis, lifestyle changes and treatments for children with migraine.

Prescribing a Migraine-friendly Lifestyle

Patients are often surprised by how much a lifestyle change can improve the severity and frequency of their migraine attacks. Find out what kinds of changes, from diet to exercise, Dr. Fred Cohen recommends sharing with patients.

Patient Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How can you help your child manage their migraine? Read Dr. Marielle Kabbouche Samaha's tips to parents so you can be effective advocates for your kid.Read More

When is an MRI necessary for kids with headaches? Dr. Meghan S. Candee offers insights on how to discuss imaging for children to parents.Read More

We spoke with Dr. Jessica Gautreaux, child neurologist and headache specialist, about the role comprehensive headache centers can play.Read More

Migraine can have a major impact on a child's quality of life, including at school. Learn how pediatric and adolescent migraine surface and when to get help.Read More

Dr. Stephen Silberstein outlines what patients should know about CBD oil as a treatment for migraine, including effects and regulations.Read More

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