Headaches in Children 1 of 2

Headaches are very common--not just in adults, but in children, too. While there are some good treatments, children often suffer because their headaches go undiagnosed and untreated. In this interview, Dr. Jack Gladstein describes the causes, symptoms and treatments for children with migraine headaches, as well as the roles of stress, sleep and genetics on headaches.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Causes of headaches in children
  • Migraines are most common type
  • How children describe symptoms
  • Diagnosis of children's headaches
  • How headaches affect life
  • Role of stress, lack of sleep and hunger
  • Do headaches run in families?

Dr. Gladstein is the head of the Pedicatric Headache Clinic at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children in Baltimore and a professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: November 21, 2013

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