Migraine Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Nearly 10% of school-age children suffer from migraine attacks, often before the age of 12. The impact of these painful episodes can be devastating to adolescent growth and development. Furthermore, physicians and parents are concerned about the long-term effects of starting children on prescription drug regimens so early in life. Treatment decisions can be painstakingly difficult for parents and because migraine attacks have no known cause, there are no treatment guarantees.

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Five Signs Your Child Has Abdominal Migraines

Abdominal Migraines

For parents, there is little worse than watching your child suffer from pain that cannot be quantified in any substantial way. For nearly 2% of children, abdominal pain has been attributed to what is referred to as abdominal migraines. This condition is a variant of migraine pain that is felt in the abdomen instead of the cranium and has yet to gain significant attention.  Continue reading “Five Signs Your Child Has Abdominal Migraines”

10 Signs Your Little One Has Migraines

baby migraine symptomsIt’s hard to interpret a child’s illness when they don’t have the vocabulary to express exactly what’s going on with them. Even when kids do have the right words parents know there’s sometimes a reason to doubt their honesty. That tummy ache on the day of the big math test does seem suspicious. But when it comes to chronic migraine your child’s complaints should be taken seriously. The New York Times reports that 10 percent of younger children and more than 25 percent of older kids do suffer from migraines.

The age of onset for migraines is typically earlier in boys and starts around age seven; however, as children reach the age of puberty a greater number of girls complain of migraine pain. This may be due to the link between estrogen production and migraine.

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