Presented at the 30th annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Headache, Boston 1989.
A Study of the Seasonal Variation of Migraine†
Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 30, Issue 8, pages 511–513, July 1990
How to Cite
Brewerton, T. D. and George, M. S. (1990), A Study of the Seasonal Variation of Migraine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 30: 511–513. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1990.hed3008511.x
- Issue online: 20 MAY 2005
- Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: June 20, 1990.
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Available evidence supports the contention that migraine involves a disturbance in serotonin function.Several parameters of serotonin function in humans have been found to vary seasonally and may underliethe seasonal fluctuations observed in many clinical neuropsychiatric phenomena that are thought toinvolve serotonin dysfunction. We therefore postulated that migraine headaches might also varyseasonally and examined the admissions to our hospital over a 20-year period with a primary diagnosis ofmigraine. Peak admissions were found to occur most frequently in the spring for females in comparison tomales (p£0.04, chi-square). The implications of these findings are discussed.