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Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with migraine headaches

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dc.contributor.author Fasmer, Ole Bernt
dc.contributor.author Halmøy, Anne
dc.contributor.author Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim
dc.contributor.author Haavik, Jan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-18T09:56:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-18T09:56:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-11
dc.identifier.citation European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 261(8): 595-602 en
dc.identifier.issn 0940-1334
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00406-011-0203-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5450
dc.description.abstract Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now recognized as a common disorder both in child and adult psychiatry. Adult patients with a diagnosis of ADHD (n = 572) and community controls (n = 675) responded to auto-questionnaires rating past and present symptoms of ADHD, co-morbid conditions, including migraine, treatment history and work status. The prevalence of migraine was significantly higher in the patient group compared to the controls (28.3% vs. 19.2%, P\0.001, OR = 1.67, CI 1.28–2.17). The difference from controls was particularly marked for men (22.5% vs. 10.7%, P\0.001, OR = 2.43, CI 1.51–3.90) but was also significant for women (34.4% vs. 24.9%, P = 0.008, OR = 1.58, CI 1.13–2.21). In both patients and controls, migraine was associated with symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders. These findings point to a co-morbidity of migraine with ADHD, and it is possible that these patients represent a clinical and biological subgroup of adult patients with ADHD. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.rights Copyright the Author(s) 2011 en
dc.rights.uri http://www.springer.com/open+access/open+choice?SGWID=0-40359-0-0-0 en
dc.subject Migraine en
dc.subject ADHD en
dc.subject Co-morbidity en
dc.title Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with migraine headaches en
dc.type Peer reviewed en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Medical disciplines: 700 en
dc.type.version publishedVersion en


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