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Migraine Quiz Game

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi


Migraine Quiz GameOver 5 million Americans suffer at least one migraine per month. There are many treatment options, but it is also important to get to the root cause of the migraine episodes. A recent study found that childhood abuse is linked to migraine attacks later in life.

Take this quiz to see how much you know about migraine headaches, check your answers below.

1. According to findings of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, which of the following factors in childhood poses the greatest risk of leading to migraine development in young adulthood?

A.Emotional abuse
B. Physical abuse
C. Sexual abuse
D. All of the above are equal in effect

2.  According to the findings from the same longitudinal study, in contrast to children who report no childhood abuse, the risk of developing adult migraine is _____ higher for children who report emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.

A. 14%
B. 32%
C. 55%


3. True or False. A strong association between migraine and physical and sexual abuse was found even after controlling for other types of abuse, according to the same study.

A. True
B. False


4. Emotional abuse in childhood carries a _____ increased risk of migraine in young adulthood, according to findings from the same study.

A. 37%
B. 52%

5. Which of the following statements is/are TRUE regarding treatment of adult patients with migraine?

A. Cognitive behavioral therapy is unlikely to be an effective treatment for such patients
B. Childhood abuse in the history of such patients should be explored
C. There are therapies available which can treat psychological effects that were caused specifically by abuse
D. B and C
E. All of the above

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Answer Key :

1. A. Emotional Abuse - According to findings of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, emotional abuse most strongly increases risk of migraine development in young adulthood, compared to physical abuse or sexual abuse.

To read the full article, click here:

“Childhood emotional abuse fuels odds for migraine in adulthood.”

2. C. 55% - According to findings from the longitudinal study, children who report emotional, physical, or sexual abuse have 55% greater risk of adult migraine development.

3. B. False - The study found no association between migraine and physical and sexual abuse after controlling for other types of abuse.

4. B. 52% -  According to findings from the same study, emotional abuse during childhood increases risk for migraine in young adulthood by 52%, compared to non-abused children.

5. D. B and C - According to authors of the study, physicians should identify any childhood abuse within the history of patients with migraine. Moreover, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as therapies which target psychological effects that originated specifically from stress, is a promising treatment approach for patients with migraine.



Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

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