Migraine and Puberty: Potential Susceptible Brain Sites

Puberty is a sensitive and critical period for brain development. The relationship between developmental processes in the brain during puberty and the onset of migraine disease in relation to the potential sites of susceptibility in the brain remains largely unknown. There are little data on how such processes interact with each other in influencing the migraine onset during puberty or even later in adulthood. Focusing on the migraine brain during pubertal development may provide us with a “window of opportunity” to both better understand the mechanisms of the disease and also more importantly to effectively intervene.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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