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Todd J. Schwedt, MD, MSCI, and Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD, wrote "Funding of Research on Headache Disorders by the National Institutes of Health." This article was published in Headache. Download a copy HERE.

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Quick Facts:

  • Headache disorders cause more than 1 percent of all disability and 9 percent of all lost labor in the US every year.
  • Migraine alone is the 12th most disabling disorder in the US.
  • Headache disorders are the most prevalent neurological disorders, affecting more than 90% of all Americans.
  • The US annual direct and indirect economic costs of headache disorders exceed $31 billion.
  • The NIH expended less than $10 million in 2006 towards all research on headache disorders, comprising less than 0.05 percent of its total budget.

For more headache and Migraine facts, see our Headache Disorders Fact Sheet.




Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy, 2007 - 2013.

Last updated February 1, 2013.