Study finds children and teens who suffer from migraine pain learn coping response from parents

Doctors have often said that children who suffer from chronic pain like abdominal pain or pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis tend to have an exaggerated response to their pain if they have a parent who suffers from chronic pain. Dr. Ann Pakalnis is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics and neurology at Columbus Children’s Hopsital and Ohio State University. Pakalnis wanted to see if children and teens response to migraine pain is affected by their parents’ response to their own chronic pain. Click on the icon to hear the interview.

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