Auditory Hallucinations Associated With Migraine
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 42, Issue 7, pages 646–648, July 2002
How to Cite
Rubin, D., McAbee, G. N. and Feldman-Winter, L. B. (2002), Auditory Hallucinations Associated With Migraine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 42: 646–648. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2002.02153.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Accepted for publication February 23, 2002.
Objective.—Two children experienced auditory hallucinations during migraine (one with migraine without aura and one with migraine with aura). These hallucinations only occurred during headache.
Background.—Auditory hallucinations are rarely reported in patients with migraine. These patients often have other psychiatric or neurologic disorders such as affective disorder or epilepsy.
Methods.—Case report and a review of the literature.
Results.—No other neuropsychiatric disorder was identified in either patient at presentation or upon follow-up.
Conclusions.—Auditory hallucinations can rarely occur in patients with migraine. Further study of this association might provide insight to any relationship between migraine, auditory hallucinations, and the temporal lobe.