Tara Strine, a researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote an article on the subject for the journal, Pediatrics.
(Read abstract of study here)
She says kids with headaches are more likely to have emotional and social problems, including trouble concentrating and getting along with others.
"They were 2.6 times more likely to be hyperactive or inattentive and 3.2 times more likely to have peer problems," she says. "In addition these difficulties impaired home lives, friendships and leisure activities."
Strine says if a child has frequent headaches, you need to do something about it. Talk to them about the stresses in their lives and consider professional help.
"We encourage children to engage in relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation and meditation," she says. "These tools have been found to be effective treatment for reoccurring headaches."
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