Literature data on migraine (with and without aura) and cognitive disorders are not unequivocal, and this makes it impossible to draw definite conclusions. Certainly, comparison of different studies is complicated by the wide variability particularly of methodological factors (sample size, selection criteria, disease duration and severity, neuropsychological instruments used, experimental design). In the absence of a diffuse impairment, we cannot exclude the possibility of the presence of deficits in specific cognitive domains and possibly in patient subgroups. Further studies are therefore needed based on clear foundations (better knowledge of the pathophysiological basis of migraine, longitudinal experimental designs, characterization of patient subgroups, evaluation of specific cognitive domains); one particularly important aspect appears to be the neuropsychological evaluation of visuo-perceptual processes.
|Translated title of the contribution||Migraine and cognitive disorders: A review of the literature|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology