Migraine—Are more effective treatments in sight?

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Migraine is a largely inherited neurological disorder leading to a combination of symptoms including headache, visual and aural effects. As any long-time migraine sufferer will tell you, migraine pain is debilitating, and the current treatments are not always very effective. How well do we really understand the mechanism of migraine, and what treatments are available?  Are there better treatments coming in the near future? How can we maximise the therapeutic effect of existing treatment?

These are just a few of the questions that Peter Goadsby and Till Springer address in their minireview “Migraine pathogenesis and state of pharmacological treatment
options”
in BMC Medicine this month. If you suffer from migraine, or see patients with migraine in your day to day practice, how do you feel about progress in this area?

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