Better understanding of migraine causes and related issues could result in enhanced patient care and prevention, but clinicians face some serious challenges-here are 5.
Migraine affects more than 10% of persons worldwide and about 12% of Americans, including 3 times as many women as men. Fewer than half of patients are thought to have received a proper diagnosis, and there is no cure because the pathophysiology is not fully understood. Better understanding of the causes and related issues could result in enhanced patient care and prevention. The 5 slides here present some of the challenges clinicians face and some solutions.