Linda Peckel, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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The Complex Interplay Between Metacognition and Headache in Pediatric Patients

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.

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