Researchers found data that support intervention in chronic migraine for both the mother and child because headache frequency in children correlates with that of their mothers. Avoiding caffeine, barbiturates, and narcotics is recommended in the primary care in migraine. Interventions that are suggested are for behavioral and pharmacologic therapy with a consideration to use topiramate for children who are obese; weight maintenance; preventing overmedication; and testing and monitoring for comorbidities.
Detecting CTE in the brains of living individuals could improve our understanding of the disease and inform research regarding prevention and treatment.
Accurate diagnosis is essential to inform treatment strategy, particularly with headaches that may be secondary to a potentially life-threatening medical condition.
Researchers found data that in adults who had headaches as children, cognitive and psychomotor ability are compromised. In a Norwegian study, it was found that attention deficits were associated with migraine and nonclassifiable headache in patients aged 15 to 17 years. Metacognitive skills and anxiety, depression, motivation, academic performance, human social interactions, and stress symptoms are common headache triggers that researchers posit can be controlled and monitored by patients.
Researchers found that radiofrequency ablation is a safe and effective therapeutic modality for treatment of resistant headaches associated with pericranial neuralgias; patients also reported less dizziness and insomnia.
Researchers posit that the reduction in arterial baroreflex contributes to the development of arterial hypertension in migraine.