Similarities and Differences Between Migraine in Children and Adults: Presentation, Disability, and Response to Treatment

Similarities and Differences Between Migraine in Children and Adults: Presentation, Disability,... Purpose of Review This review presents findings from inves- fective for adults are frequently adapted for use in children tigations of migraine in children and adults. Similarities and with little evaluation prior to implementation, existing re- differences in the presentation, related consequences, and search suggests that this approach may not be the best prac- treatments between children and adults are reviewed. tice. Adaptation of adult pharmacological treatment for use in Recent Findings Significant similarities exist in the presenta- youth may present a particular risk in comparison to benefits tion, disability, and treatments for migraine between children gained. Because of the known efficacy of psychological treat- and adults. Despite such similarities, many adult migraine ments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, more universal treatments adapted for use in children are not rigorously tested use of these interventions should be considered, either as first- prior to becoming a part of routine care in youth. Existing line treatment or in combination with pill-based therapies. research suggests that not all approaches are equally effective . . . . across age groups. Specifically, psychological treatments are Keywords Migraine Headache Treatment Pediatric shown to be somewhat less effective in adults than in children. Adult Pharmacological interventions Current Pain and Headache Reports Springer Journals

Similarities and Differences Between Migraine in Children and Adults: Presentation, Disability, and Response to Treatment

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