Learning the Full Impact of Migraine Through Patient Voices

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Key Questions
  • How was the study of the impact of migraine on patients’ lives initiated?
  • Why is it important to understand more about the impact of migraine?
  • What is being done to pursue a diversity of participants in migraine-related research?
  • What effects does migraine have on emotional health?
  • How does migraine affect cognitive functions like concentration and communication?
  • What professional, educational, financial, family, and social impacts of migraine are reported by those living with migraine?
  • How does stigma — both internalized and externalized — affect people with migraine?
  • How can migraine impact individuals even between attacks?
  • What research needs does a review of patient concerns in migraine reveal?
  • How should discussions of the overall life impact of migraine be a part of discussions with health care providers treating it?
Interview Notes

Find out more about Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS and her work here:

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Please note: The Migraine World Summit’s aim is to bring you a variety of perspectives and expertise, independent of bias or judgment. Alternative theories presented in this video have not been medically reviewed. Views expressed in this interview do not necessarily represent the views of the Migraine World Summit. Please always consult your health care professional and do your own research before making changes to your treatment plan.

Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS

Associate Professor; Founder & Director, Comprehensive Headache Program
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist & Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Erwin Wells is an expert in Headache Medicine and Integrative Medicine, having completed fellowships in both specialties through Harvard Medical School. She has NIH funding to research mind-body interventions for migraine relief, evaluating the efficacy and mechanisms of meditative treatments for stress reduction and pain control.  Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina, where she founded and directs their Comprehensive Headache Program and serves as an Associate Director of Clinical Research at their Center for Integrative Medicine. She has been a “Best Doctor of America” since 2015, serves as Treasurer of the Southern Headache Society, and is actively involved in the American Headache Society.

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