Migraine Diagnostic Test

International Headache Society Diagnostic Criteria
Idiopathic, recurrent headache
Headache Duration *
Pain characteristics (2/4)
During attacks (1/2)
At least one of the following
Assessment of Current Treatment (ACT)
Are you able to function normally within 2 hours of taking your medication?
Does your headache disappear within 2 hours of taking your medication?
Does your migraine medication work consistently in the majority of your attacks?
Are you comfortable enough with your medication to be able to plan your daily activities?
Your contact information

  • Reference: Dowson AJ et al Curr Med Res Opin 2004 : 20 (7):1125-1135.

* children sleep, ** untreated or unsuccessful treated
*If a patient's answers "NO" to one or more questions, the physician should consider changing the patient's therapy
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