Headache and comorbidity in children and adolescents

Benedetta Bellini, Marco Arruda, Alessandra Cescut, Cosetta Saulle, Antonello Persico, Marco Carotenuto, Michela Gatta, Renata Nacinovich, Fausta Paola Piazza, Cristiano Termine, Elisabetta Tozzi, Franco Lucchese, Vincenzo Guidetti

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Headache is one of the most common neurological symptom reported in childhood and adolescence, leading to high levels of school absences and being associated with several comorbid conditions, particularly in neurological, psychiatric and cardiovascular systems. Neurological and psychiatric disorders, that are associated with migraine, are mainly depression, anxiety disorders, epilepsy and sleep disorders, ADHD and Tourette syndrome. It also has been shown an association with atopic disease and cardiovascular disease, especially ischemic stroke and patent foramen ovale (PFO).

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
JournalJournal of Headache and Pain
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Comorbidity
  • Headache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)


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