Austrian study explores the prevalence and burden of headache disorders in children

Takeaway

  • Headache disorders are common in children with a negative effect on personal and educational functioning. Updating national and international health policies can drive precise diagnosis and delivery of effective therapies.

Why this matters

  • The burden of headache has been examined in adults in countries worldwide, however, there is not much data available for children and adolescents. In these age groups, headache not only greatly affects their quality of life but also has the additional negative effect of disrupting education.

  • The expansion of the global atlas of headache disorders in children assists early identification of symptoms and subsequent treatment alleviating the burden of headache in these early stages of life.