Antidepressant plus behavioral therapy effective in young migraine sufferers

12/25/2013 | Reuters

Taking amitriptyline and undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy at the same time for 12 months reduced frequency of migraines by at least half in 86% of children and teens with chronic migraines, according to a study in the journal JAMA. Compared with young sufferers who took the medication and participated in an education program on headaches, more from the CBT group scored below 20 on the disability scale.

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