Perimenstrual Headache in Adolescence

ArticleinCurrent Pain and Headache Reports 16(5):474-6 · July 2012with7 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.26 · DOI: 10.1007/s11916-012-0288-5 · Source: PubMed


    Headaches are a common complaint of childhood with the majority of the recurrent headaches seen by medical practitioners representing migraine. The incidence increases throughout adolescents as both boys and girls go through puberty. At this same time the ratio between girls and boys with migraine starts to become evident. This most likely etiology of these observations is the biological effects of hormonal progression and the expression of menstrual-related migraine. This development has begun to be delineated and this review will report on some of the advances toward this understanding.