E-ISSN 2636-865X
Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents With Primary Headache Disorders
1 Ministry of Health, Haseki Training and Reseach Hospital, Child Neurology Unit, İstanbul, Turkey  
2 İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Deparment of Neurology, İstanbul, Turkey  
3 Marmara University, Medical Faculty, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, İstanbul, Turkey  
4 Mersin University, Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, Mersin, Turkey  
Neurol Sci Neurophysiol 2016; 33: 185-193

Key Words: Children, headache, migraine, tension type headache, quality of life

The frequency and significance of headache in children and adolescent has been drawing more attention nowadays. Similarly, growing body of data is being collected on the quality of life of headache in children and adolescent to which increased attention is paid. Compared with other chronic disorders, headache in children has more negative effect on school performance, as well as emotional status. As for school children, it is reported that these children could not go to school on a regular basis, they do less performance and their careers are negatively affected on the long-term. Accompanying symptoms such as depression, somatization, anxiety also impairs the quality of life. Early identification and treatment of headache will not only improve a health condition, but also will provide advancement in academic and social area as well as psychological development for children with headache.

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