AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 2, 2018


Children Who are Emotionally Abused May Be More Likely to Experience Migraine as Adults

“Emotional abuse showed the strongest link to increased risk of migraine,” said author Gretchen Tietjen, MD, from the University of Toledo in Ohio and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. “Childhood abuse can have long-lasting effects on health and well-being.” Children who have been emotionally abused may be more likely to experience migraines as young adults. During the study, children were asked questions to assess the amount of emotional abuse they experienced. Questions such as, “How often did a parent or other adult caregiver say things that really hurt your feels or made you feel like you were not wanted or lived?” were asked. 61 percent of participants said they had been abused as a child. Click here to read more. 

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