Navigation Links
For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden
Date:6/25/2010

By Ellin Holohan
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from chronic migraine headaches feel more rejected, ridiculed, and ostracized by family, friends, and employers than patients with other neurological troubles, a new study contends.

And the more severe the condition is, the more stigma victims experience, the Philadelphia researchers say.

Lead author Dr. Jung E. Park, a neurological resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, said that people are often skeptical of claims about migraine headaches because they are intangible. "You can't see it, so people don't understand the condition," she said, and co-workers and employers sometimes "think the person is trying to get more time off for something unimportant" because they "don't think the pain and suffering is real."

Many people with migraine experienced "separation, exclusion and rejection in their relationships with family and friends when their condition prevented them from fully engaging in family and social events," the study found.

The greater the stigma, the lower the quality of life for migraine sufferers as measured by absence from work, family events and social life, according to the study, which the authors say is the first to look at migraine and stigma.

The findings are to be presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS) in Los Angeles.

The study relied on the Stigma Scale for Chronic Illness, an instrument developed at Northwestern University, to compare the stigma experienced by chronic migraine sufferers with people who have episodic (non-chronic) migraine, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease). The scale measures factors such as how often people feel criticized, misunderstood or ostracized for having an illness.

The scores of 246 adult migraine sufferers -- all outpatients
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stigma of migraine is significant; worse for those with chronic migraine
2. Migraine sufferers who experienced childhood abuse have greater risk of cardiovascular disease
3. Sleep quality of soldiers with migraine is poor
4. Abnormal brain activity in migraineurs is not restricted to attacks
5. REM sleep deprivation plays a role in chronic migraine
6. Thomas E. Heftler Migraine Research Award
7. New Migraine Drug Might Be Safer for Some
8. Uninsured get poor care for migraine: Harvard study
9. Finding Good Migraine Care a Headache for the Uninsured
10. New Hope for Migraine Patients
11. Chronic Migraines Take a Greater Toll
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden
(Date:1/22/2015)... The federal court overseeing thousands of vaginal mesh ... District of West Virginia has upheld a $2 million verdict ... trial. In an Order dated January 21st, the Court denied ... C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage of justice. (Cisson ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... For over 20 years, Dr. David Cruz of Cruz Chiropractic ... treated just about every type of injury that can result from ... same twenty-plus years, the team at Doctors on Liens ... possible doctor. With the combined breadth of experience between ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Recently, Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne ... highest annual revenues in the past three years. Today, the ... dresses. , According to the sales manager of the company, ... them in 2015. This point can be reflected on the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... As interest in the value of spiritual support ... Rev. Eric J. Hall , president and CEO of ... be the keynote speaker on January 27 at an international ... , The conference, “Hope and Resilience: Innovative and Interdisciplinary Spiritual ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... USA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 State ... statewide data management system with support from GEOSYSTEMS, a ... The new solution will leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS ... vector data as well as point clouds and documents. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3
... M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, ... anesthesiology residents in the art and science of advanced ... aim is to serve as a resource to manage ... Military Advanced Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Handbook " is ...
... Net and Elderly Care in Underserved Communities , ... announced today that it has approved more than 400 ... first quarter of 2009. The not-for-profit health care organization,s ... care in the safety net and improving care for ...
... promoting a painless new method for detecting diabetes, ... at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) ... Texas.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-b ... diabetes, doctors examined the saliva of 40 different ...
... Non Dues Revenue for the Texas Medical ... launched MedBuzz, a powerful new online advertising ... Medical Association that has extended TMA,s online ... generated incremental non-dues revenue for the largest ...
... April 28 MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest ... States, announced that it has become a participating ... insurer in Pennsylvania based on membership.Members of Highmark,s ... care centers located inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in ...
... SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown , , TUESDAY, April ... flu in Mexico rises and new cases appear in the United ... sense of mounting dread. , But experts in influenza and infectious ... still far from certain. , "This is something of concern [but] ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HJF publishes handbook on managing pain of battlefield trauma 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $13 Million in Community Benefit Grants in First Quarter of 2009 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $13 Million in Community Benefit Grants in First Quarter of 2009 3Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $13 Million in Community Benefit Grants in First Quarter of 2009 4Health News:Detecting Diabetes Without a Needle: The Spit Factor 2Health News:Audience Generation, LLC Launches MedBuzz for Texas Medical Association 2Health News:Audience Generation, LLC Launches MedBuzz for Texas Medical Association 3Health News:MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Highmark Inc. 2Health News:MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Highmark Inc. 3Health News:Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature 2Health News:Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature 3Health News:Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature 4Health News:Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature 5
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and ... Video communication has been the topic of fascination since ... United States and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  A new analysis of ... D 2015 enrollment data shows that 81 percent of ... access and extra discounts at certain pharmacies. The findings ... "Preferred pharmacy plans are now the foundation of Medicare ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015  Immune Therapeutics, Inc. today ... Inc. for the compounding, packaging and distributing of its naltrexone ... the United States . KRS ... compounding naltrexone tablets in various strengths for individual patients in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4
... Finalises Contract to Develop Prototype of the World,s First Ever... -- JERUSALEM, August 31, 2010 ... ... ... ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. ...
... Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up -- STOCKHOLM, August 31, 2010 ... ... ... s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medisafe 1 Technologies Finalises Contract to Develop Prototype of the World's First Ever Medicinal Syringe-Locking Device 2Medisafe 1 Technologies Finalises Contract to Develop Prototype of the World's First Ever Medicinal Syringe-Locking Device 3Medisafe 1 Technologies Finalises Contract to Develop Prototype of the World's First Ever Medicinal Syringe-Locking Device 4Medisafe 1 Technologies Finalises Contract to Develop Prototype of the World's First Ever Medicinal Syringe-Locking Device 5Medisafe 1 Technologies Finalises Contract to Develop Prototype of the World's First Ever Medicinal Syringe-Locking Device 6Medisafe 1 Technologies Finalises Contract to Develop Prototype of the World's First Ever Medicinal Syringe-Locking Device 7CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 2CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 3CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 4CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 5CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 6CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 7CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 8CORDIS Announces Results of Ten-Year CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Follow-Up 9
... is an innovative, quick and easy ... Use 60% less space on your ... With this amazingly easy-to-use, one-hand system, ... the whole range of Diamond Tips. ...
... use: when presented in convenient, steady, ... to pick up directly from the ... 96 tips are loaded without manual ... a security sticker. Fully autoclavable, Tipacks ...
This pipette tip facilitates the loading of samples onto polyacrylamide gels for DNA sequencing. The Geloader Tip has a 15 mm capillary with a defined diameter of less than 0.3 mm. The flexibility of...
1200 L, Racked, 96 tips/rack, 10 racks/box Recommended for 1200 L SofTouch electronic pipettes....
Medicine Products: