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Opioid Prescription Trends for Migraine in Youth in the ED

PHILADELPHIA – The use of opioids in emergency departments (EDs) for the management of migraine pain in adolescents and young adults was found to be common and to be associated with biases, according to study results presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, held July 11 to 14 in Philadelphia,…

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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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