Migraine Diagnosis Through Drawing

When a child visits a pediatric neurologist with bad headaches, some doctors will have the child draw a picture the headache. These drawings can be surprisingly telling about the cause of the headaches, especially when the child suffers from migraine. The following video shows pictures that children have drawn of their own migraine headaches.

diagnosis through drawing from Patricia Waldron on Vimeo.

Images are reproduced with permission from Pediatrics, Vol. 109, Page(s) 460-472, Copyright 2002 by the AAP; Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 23 Page(s) 184-191; Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría, Vol. 106 Page(s) 11-18. Courtesy of Maria S. Mosquera and Garbriel H. Martino; Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 20, Page(s) 809-813; by Sasha Wolff from Grand Rapids (Can’t Concentrate: 14/365) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons; National Institutes of Health and D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

One Response to Migraine Diagnosis Through Drawing

  1. Jean Waldron 30 August, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    Having been a teacher in Elementary schools, this video looks very promising. I should think that having children draw how they feel would be particularly helpful to Elementary school nurses in diagnosing headache problems in their young patients.

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