Why Migraines Strike

  • by David W. Dodick, J. Jay Gargus, Scientific American
  • Narrated by Mark Moran
  • 0 hrs and 23 mins
  • Periodical

Publisher's Summary

Biologists have solved the mystery of one of our most misunderstood, poorly recognized, and inadequately treated medical disorders. This article was published in the August 2008 edition of Scientific American.


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What we know -- and don't know -- about migraines.

This audio is an article from Scientific American magazine summarizing the state of migraine research as it was in 2008 when the article was written. As such it isn't prescriptive -- you won't find advice on what to do about migraines. What it does do, and does well, is describe the current best-supported hypotheses about what a migraine is and what its causes are. Migraine, as any migraineur can tell you, isn't just a headache. It's a brain storm, a whole body response. As it turns out, migraine with aura has some physiological similarities to epilepsy, which might explain why some people get relief from anti-seizure medicine. If you enjoy scientific research, you'll enjoy this article. If you're looking for a diagnosis or cure, get off the internet and go see your doctor.
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- Kestrel

Why Migraines Strike: Scientific American

Very infomative.
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- Gilbert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2008
  • Publisher: Scientific American