Adolescent Migraine: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH, board certified in neurology and headache medicine at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, discusses the epidemiology, guidelines for diagnosis and the treatment of migraine headaches in children and adolescents.

Target Audience

  • Pediatricians, Neurologists, Primary Care Physicians

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the special considerations in managing migraine in adolescents
  • Understand the influence of hormonal changes on adolescent migraine
  • Recognize the poor lifestyle habits that may worsen adolescent migraine
  • Determine when it is appropriate for adolescent girls with migraine to use oral contraception
  • Know how to diagnose concussion and be able to counsel patients on appropriate return to play

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals designate this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. 

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:

Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH


Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH

Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH is an attending neurologist at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. He is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine.
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