Free Educational Webinar: Women and Migraine


Migraine is a debilitating disorder affecting up to one in four households. Women bear the grunt of the burden as nearly three times more women are affected than men. As women progress through the stages of life the preponderance towards headaches may change due to hormonal influences. Patients and providers a-like need to recognize these milestones and adjust and modify treatment plans to fit each individual throughout each phase of life.

About Ashley Holdridge D.O.

Dr. Holdridge is a board-certified neurologist and the current medical director of The Comprehensive Headache Center at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare located in Franklin, Wisconsin. She attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Neurology at The University of Alabama Birmingham. She went on to finish a fellowship in Head and Facial Pain at The Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Illinois which was partnered with Loyola University Medical Center. She has obtained Certification of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine by the National Headache Foundation.

Emotional Abuse in Children Linked to Later Migraine

Childhood emotional abuse may lead to migraines in young adults, according to a study that was presented this month at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

Researchers found that the link between migraine and abuse was stronger for emotional abuse than for physical or sexual abuse. The study included 14,500 people between the ages of 24 to 32 from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Continue Reading