Health Behaviors in Episodic Migraine

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Health Behaviors in Episodic Migraine

According to a recent review study published in the Current Pain and Headache Reports journal, the behavioral pattern of a person is significantly linked with episodic migraine attacks and related disability. An episodic migraine involves 0 to 14 migraine attacks per month. How an individual behavior triggers or intensifies an episodic migraine is still under review.

Lauren Rosenberg and colleagues conducted this study to review the health behaviors that can be targeted in patients with episodic migraine to improve migraine-related outcomes.

The onset of migraine attacks has been found to be linked with perceived stress and stressful circumstances.  The poor sleep, sleep deprivation and fatigue are also known to affect headache frequency, related disability and the onset of migraine attacks. The rate of Migraine attacks is also affected by constancy in day-to-day events like exercise, hydration levels, eating or sleeping.

By targeting and changing these behavior patterns, episodic migraine can be managed. However, it is a great challenge to change behavior and therefore, should be done under multidisciplinary team supervision. Further research is required to evaluate particular behavior change approaches and its effect upon low and high frequency episodic migraine.


Current Pain and Headache Reports            

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The original title of the article:

Health Behaviors in Episodic Migraine: Why Behavior Change Matters


Lauren Rosenberg et al.

Exploratory, Episodic Migraine, Head
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