When a Headache is Not a Headache? – 2021

with Sarah Cheyette, M.D.

Learn how and why ADHD can lead to migraines.


Could your re-occuring headache be a component of ADHD? If you have been to a doctor to get to the bottom of your migraines, and there is no resolution, consider that ADHD may be the culprit.

In this presentation Dr. Sarah Cheyette will explain how and why ADHD can lead to migraines. Why haven’t you heard this before? Part of the reason is that doctors who specialize in headache management are usually not the same doctors who specialize in ADHD. You go to a neurologist for your headaches, but most neurologists do not also manage ADHD. There has also been little academic study and few papers written about the coexistence of these two neurobehavioral conditions.


About Dr. Cheyette

Sarah Cheyette, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and Autism. She graduated from Princeton University and UCLA Medical School and has a thriving private practice in Palo Alto, CA. where she counsels and treats kids, teens, young adults and adults. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She is the author of four books – three of them on ADHD: Winning with ADHD , ADHD & The Focused Mind and most recently ADHD & Me. She also writes about ADHD on Psychology Today and is a popular speaker on many topics including ADHD, Autism, the brain, teens, adults with ADHD and Autism, physician updates, neurology, focus issues and recommendations. Download her free copy of Move From Unfocused to Focused Thinking.

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