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JAN 24, 2013 - Futurity

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People with migraines report social stigma

RUTGERS (US) — Chronic migraine sufferers report higher rates of feeling stigmatized than people with epilepsy do, in large part due to experiencing more disability and inability to work. Joanna Kempner, a professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers, collaborated with neurologists from Thomas Jefferson University on the study, in which 305 patients being treated for either episodic migraines, chronic migraines (at least 15 headache days a month), or epilepsy were asked to rate how stigmatized they felt because of their condition. The study, published this week in PLoS One, took ... Read More

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