#35 PHARM Part-13 Migraine Assessment and Treatment
Overview – Migraine Myths
Migraine is neither an “extreme headache” nor a psychosomatic condition, as many patients and some healthcare providers continue to believe.
One of the most pervasive misconceptions is that migraine is a vascular disease.
Current and emerging evidence disproves this notion and has established that migraine has a distinctive physiology based on a neurological process.
Due to poor understanding about the condition, migraine is often misdiagnosed – or not diagnosed at all.
It is frequently mistaken for tension-type or sinus headache, even though headache specialists consider the latter to be relatively rare