American Headache Society

 
 

American Headache Society

  • Comorbidity of Migraine and Psychiatric Disorders Common A population-based study looking at the prevalence of several psychiatric conditions in association with migraine suggests that health-related outcomes are poorer in those patients suffering from migraines and a psychiatric disorder than those with either condition alone.
  • Many Women Suffer From Midcycle Migraines New clinical research shows that midcycle migraines are common and have a severity and duration similar to headaches occurring during the menstrual period.
  • New Study Sheds Light on Migraine Changes A new Swedish study with 12-year follow-up of migraineurs suggests that migraine is not a progressive disorder in most patients but rather that attacks become less frequent and milder over time.
  • Insurance Limitations, Triptan Cost Negatively Influence Use Patterns A new study shows the cost and limitations associated with insurance coverage for triptans cause many migraine patients to delay the use of these medications, resulting in suboptimal pain relief and reduced quality of life.
  • Phase 2 Results Show MK-0974 Significantly Improves Migraine Pain Results from a phase 2 clinical study indicate that MK-0974, an investigational oral calcitonin gene-related peptide-receptor antagonist, treats migraines in a majority of people.