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Exposure to patients with migraine increases likelihood of stigmatizing attitudes

Key clinical point: Individuals who know people with migraine consistently hold more negative attitudes toward those people, compared with those who do not know anyone with migraine.

Major finding: About one-third of respondents believed that people with migraine use the condition to avoid work or social commitments.

Study details: A random sample of 2,000 people without migraine who participated in the OVERCOME study.

Disclosures: Dr. Shapiro consults for Eli Lilly, which sponsored the OVERCOME study.


Shapiro R et al. AHS 2019. Abstract OR15.