Cultivating Resilience and Strength Through Migraine

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Opening Night kicked off with three Top Experts in Migraine followed by two Celebrities, Kristin Chenoweth and Terrell Davis, sharing their migraine stories.

Key Questions
  • How does migraine affect those around us?
  • How would family and relationships be different without migraine?
  • How would your career and finances be different without migraine?
  • Is it ok to mourn?
  • Do we have a right to feelings like anger, frustration or guilt?
  • How do people with migraine feel about living with migraine?
  • Is there anything positive about living with migraine?
  • How can people with migraine survive and thrive?
  • How should people with migraine treat ourselves?
  • How can we find our tribe?
  • Should we ask for or accept help?
  • Is there a benefit to helping others or volunteering?
  • When should we see professional help?
  • What role does acceptance play in migraine management?
  • How might our identity be affected by migraine?
Interview Notes

Find more about Dawn Buse, PhD and her work here:

Dawn C. Buse, PhD

Psychologist & Clinical Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dawn C. Buse, PhD, is a clinical professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a member of the board of directors of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific, and a licensed psychologist. She has authored more than 200 scientific manuscripts and has won eight U.S. and international research awards and six professional awards for her work in the field of migraine.

She is a co-investigator on numerous U.S. and international studies, including the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) study; the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) study; the Migraine Signature Study (MSS); the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS); the Migraine in America Symptoms and Treatment (MAST) study; the Observational Survey of the Epidemiology, Treatment and Care of Migraine (OVERCOME) study; and a recipient of the FDA-sponsored Migraine Clinical Outcome Assessment System (MiCOAS) grant, which is gathering patient input for the development of migraine clinical trial endpoints. She is an advocate for the well-being of patients and healthcare professionals.


Interviews from Dawn C. Buse, PhD

Brain-Related Comorbidities of Migraine
How Migraine Affects Our Mental Health
Staying Hopeful: Treatment Burnout in Chronic Disease
Cultivating Resilience and Strength Through Migraine
How Depression Affects Your Mood: Anxiety & Depression
Is Your Family Time Affected by Migraine?
Behavioral Approaches / Impact of Childhood Abuse

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Related Talks for: Day 10 (2019) – Encore Opening Night (Replay)

The New Era of Migraine: Hope and Help

Andrew Charles, MD

What’s Holding Us Back From Getting the Care We Need?

Robert Shapiro, MD, MA, PhD

My Migraine Journey – Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

My Migraine Journey – Terrell Davis

Terrell Davis

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