As cases of both ADHD and migraines are on the rise, researchers are now starting to consider if there is a correlation between ADHD and migraines. They are also researching why they might co-occur.
Migraines are extremely painful and often debilitating. Professionals who treating individuals with ADHD are starting to see a rise in the number of children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD suffering from them.
But why is this happening? Why is there a co-occurrence between the two?
A recent study published by European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience found that men with ADHD were more than twice as likely to suffer from migraines. Another study released by Sage Journals specifically conducted on children found the severity of ADHD symptoms is in direct proportion to the frequency of migraines. Current theories include; hormonal fluctuation, mood, anxiety, and separation disorders.