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Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with migraine headaches

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Show simple item record Fasmer, Ole Bernt Halmøy, Anne Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim Haavik, Jan 2012-01-18T09:56:42Z 2012-01-18T09:56:42Z 2011-03-11
dc.identifier.citation European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 261(8): 595-602 en
dc.identifier.issn 0940-1334
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 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 eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Medical disciplines: 700 en
dc.type.version publishedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng

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