While studies in the past have looked at correlations between anxiety and/or depression and migraine frequency, few studies have analyzed anger management and migraine in children. Researchers in the Department of Neurosciences at Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome looked at a possible link between pediatric migraine (frequency and intensity of attacks) and anger management style and anxiety in their patients.
The studied included 62 children with migraines, with a mean age of 11 years old. The patients were divided into 4 groups, according to their headache frequency (low, intermediate, high frequency, and chronic migraine). Using various psychological profiles, they were assessed for anger management and anxiety. The results of the study suggest that children who suffer from severe migraine are more apt to inhibit their angry feelings. Conversely, children with low migraine frequency are more likely to express their anger and experience separation anxiety……. The Journal of Headache and Pain May 2013