FEATURED SEARCH in Mental/Nervous: migraine
Diaries are for more recording one’s private thoughts and stashing in a dresser drawer, migraine researchers report. They asked 25 children aged 8-17 with migraine to fill out electronic diaries three times a day, the focus being possible migraine triggers. They found stress and sleep deprivation to be the primary culprits. A related commentary puts the findings in perspective.
RESULT: Commentary: On the Importance of Using Prospective Diary Data in the Assessment of Recurrent Headaches, Stressors, and Health Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
Journal of Pediatric Psychology | Sep 1, 2011 (Free abstract; full text $25)
RESULT: An Electronic Daily Diary Process Study of Stress and Health Behavior Triggers of Primary Headaches in Children
Journal of Pediatric Psychology | Mar 26, 2011 (Free abstract; full text $25)
Chronic migraine among adolescents and teens is an "unmet medical need," judging from a recent survey by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Fewer than 6 in 10 respondents between the ages of 12 and 17 who have symptoms consistent with chronic migraine are seeing a doctor about it, and only about 20% are taking any medication for the problem.
RESULT: Prevalence and burden of chronic migraine in adolescents: results of the chronic daily headache in adolescents study (C-dAS)
Headache (PubMed) | May 1, 2011 (Free abstract. Full text $35)