According to the World Health Organization, migraines may afflict 1 in 7 adults worldwide (February 2014.) This research guide presents information and resources to help people who experience migraines and the people who care for them. It is not intended to provide medical advice. It is meant only to suggest resources to consult for information and support.
If you are experiencing the worst or longest-lasting headache of your life, seek medical attention immediately.
Every year, Migraine.com surveys Americans who experience migraines to learn about their symptoms, treatments, and how the condition effects their daily lives.
Browse professional journals on migraine and related topics to become familiar with the latest research, terminology and treatments. Some examples are:
Looking for specific articles on a topic? Visit our Electronic Databases page and search the resources listed there.
Rosemont's library does not hold these books. Use the interlibrary loan form to request them from other libraries.
Those who experience migraine may find relief through non-pharmacological means. Here are some suggestions. Be sure to discuss any treatments, whether pharmacological or non-pharmacological, with your physician before attempting them.
Downloadable Meditation and Mindfulness Practices:
Meditation and Mindfulness Apps:
For more information on meditation and mindfulness visit:
Cefaly is an FDA approved device used for migraine treatment and prevention. Prescription required.
Recording data about your migraines or headaches; such as dates, pain intensity levels, treatments, duration and triggers can reveal patterns in your experiences and attacks and help to better manage them. These diaries are also helpful to have on hand when discussing your migraine experiences with your physician.
Create your own, using these templates as a starting point, or simply download the templates and fill them out.
Migraine Tracking Apps:
These are just a few of the many organizations that aim to support people who experience migraine and other types of headache and advocate for research, treatment, and physician training, You may want to check out their websites, contact them, or even volunteer to help.