Osmophobia: Scent-Induced Migraine
You are currently watching a preview of this interview. Unlock the full version by upgrading to an Access Pass bundle! Get FREE access to 8 expert interviews from Day 1 and Day 2 when you register today!
- What is osmophobia and how is it related to migraine?
- What other conditions is osmophobia associated with?
- How prevalent is osmophobia among people with migraine?
- How do you know whether smells trigger a migraine attack, or whether someone with migraine is hypersensitive to smell during an attack?
- Do people with migraine experience osmophobia only during migraine attacks, or is it at other times, too?
- Is osmophobia a feature of other types of headache?
- How does the brain perceive smell?
- How is osmophobia related to depression and anxiety?
- Why are some people more sensitive to smell than others?
- What are some of the most problematic smells for people with osmophobia?
- Why are women more prone to osmophobia than men?
- Are natural smells less apt to trigger a migraine attack than artificial smells?
- What are “phantom smells” and why do they occur?
- What other neurological conditions are associated with phantosmia?
- Is a heightened sense of smell considered an aura?
- What can we do to overcome osmophobia?
- Are there any medications or therapies for it?
- Why is there so little research on osmophobia, especially associated with migraine?
- Has COVID-19 made any difference in research funding for issues related to the olfactory system?
- Does neuroinflammation affect the sense of smell?
- Can osmophobia worsen with age, or even with the progression of migraine?
Find more about Frederick Godley, MD and his work here:
- Association of Migraine Disorders
- Funding of Research on Headache Disorders by the National Institutes of Health
- Behavioral therapy
- Hypnotic therapies
- Relaxation techniques
- Smell retraining
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.
Frederick Godley, MD
Founder & President
Association of Migraine Disorders
Dr. Frederick Godley is an ENT-otolaryngologist and is the co-founder and current president of the Association of Migraine Disorders, a not-for-profit organisation. Dr. Godley graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed his general surgical residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. His specialty training was at the Yale–New Haven Hospital. In keeping with the spirit of both giving to and learning from others, Dr. Godley has taught young surgeons at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, and currently the Rhode Island Hospital. He works in Providence, Rhode Island, specializing in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Watch at your own pace & get up to 24% off when you purchase the 2023 Migraine World Summit before March 8. Includes:
- All expert interviews with seperate audio (MP3) files & transcripts
- 30 extended, uncut interview editions with 6.5 hours of bonus expert footage
- Lifetime access with no annual fee
Related Talks for: Day 7 (2022)
Explore our Interview Library by visiting the page from the bottom menu in the footer of each page. Discover answers from 200+ expert interviews. Watch previews of past interviews or get an All-Access Pass to any full Summit year.