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Overview on the prevalence and impact of migraine

The Journal of Headache and PainOfficial Journal of the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches5:117

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-004-0117-2

Abstract

Migraine is a highly prevalent headache disorder that has a substantial impact on the individual and society. Over the past decade, substantial advances in research have increased understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, epidemiology, and treatment of the disorder. This article reviews the burden of migraine, emphasizing the population-based studies that used standardized diagnostic criteria.

Key words

Migraine Epidemiology Impact