Steiner et al. The Journal of Headache and Pain (2018) 19:17 The Journal of Headache https://doi.org/10.1186/s10194-018-0846-2 and Pain EDITORIAL Open Access Migraine is first cause of disability in under 50s: will health politicians now take notice? 1,2* 1,3 4 5 6,7 Timothy J. Steiner , Lars J. Stovner , Theo Vos , R. Jensen and Z. Katsarava Keywords: Headache disorders, Migraine, Tension-type headache, Medication-overuse headache, Burden of disease, Disability, Public health, Global Burden of Disease study, Global Campaign against Headache If it were needed, more evidence of the disconcerting enquiry, simultaneously into migraine, tension-type head- under-treatment of headache disorders has come from ache (TTH) and medication-overuse headache (MOH), the Eurolight study . The topic is not new. Twenty the three headache disorders of major public-health years ago, the International and American Headache importance. This provided a broad view of headache in Societies jointly voiced their dismay at the inadequacies Europe. The different sampling methods employed by the of health care for headache . In 2006, the European countries in Eurolight produced samples that varied in Headache Federation and World Headache Alliance their representativeness of the general population, argu- described migraine as a “forgotten epidemic” . Mean- ably a strength
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