- What is a migraine and what causes them?
- What are the symptoms of chronic daily headaches?
- How are migraine or chronic headaches diagnosed?
- What is the prognosis?
- What is the risk for family members and future babies?
- What treatments/therapies/medications are recommended or available?
- How will my child and our family be impacted?
- Can children get headaches?
- What is biofeedback?
- Why does my child’s doctor want us to see a psychologist for migraine headaches?
- Why should my child go to school when he is having a headache?
- If nothing is wrong with my child, then why is she having headaches?
- What is a rebound headache?
- What is a headache trigger?
Headache Information (NHF)
Information, online support groups, and regional conferences; includes a physician finder; from the National Headache Foundation.
Kids Help (ACHE)
Educational sheets and resources for families who are affected by disabling headaches; American Council for Headache Education, sponsored by the American Headache Society.
Headaches in Children (Headaches.org)
An excellent resource, with information written for parents and for the child experiencing the headaches, by David Rothner, MD, a headache expert and former head of child neurology at the Cleveland Clinic.
Headaches (Cincinnati Children's)
Information about chronic, daily, and tension headaches in children.
Pediatric headache (Medscape)
Basic information for families about pediatric headache.
Causes of Headaches (KidsHealth)
Includes tips for how to help your child when he or she has a headache and when to call a doctor; sponsored by Nemours.
Headache Patient information (UptoDate)
From the publishers of the premier online medical textbook and authored by the same physicians who write the content of the textbook.
Headaches in Children (Boston Children's Hospital)
Patient/parent-oriented material including information about diagnosis and treatment.
Headache Information (NINDS)
Detailed information about headache and related research; from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Headaches in Children (ACHE)
A printable sheet discussing common parent questions about headaches in children; from the American Headache Society's Committee for Headache Education.
Headaches in Children (Cleveland Clinic)
Basic information about headaches for families, including when it is important for a child with headaches to be seen by a physician.
Headaches in Kids: What Parents Can Do to Help (ACHE)
Describes what they call four simple but critical steps; from the American Headache Society's Committee on Headache Education.
Patient Education Sheets (AHS)
From the American Headache Society and the Journal of Head and Face Pain, a web page full of links to useful patient education materials on many aspects of headache.
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The Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention Study (CHAMP)
Ages 8-17, 34-week study, paid, comparing two medicines--amitriptyline and topiramate--with a placebo. Only one participant so far; need 16 total. May end study for lack of participants. Study being conducted at the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center.
Thin Film Spectacle Coatings to Reduce Light Sensitivity and Headaches in Child and Adolescent Patients with Migraine
ages 7-18, a 12-week study wearing lenses with a coating to minimize light. No medications involved. Study conducted through the University of Utah's Clinical Neurosciences Center.
|Author:||Lynne M Kerr, MD, PhD - 3/2012|
|Compiled and edited by:||URLEND Trainees, 2011-2012 - 3/2012|
|Content Last Updated:||12/2015|