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What is Migraine?

Migraine is not just a headache, it's a complex neurological disease that impacts more than 1 billion people worldwide. In this medical animation by Nucleus Medical Media, made in collaboration with AMD, you will learn possible causes of this disease and what happens in the brain during an attack.

This video is sponsored in part by Amgen/Novartis, and Abbvie.


Shades for Migraine is a successful social media blitz created in 2017 by the Association of Migraine Disorders as a way to create a viral buzz around a disease that affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. Annually, people living with migraine, their friends, families, and coworkers post pictures on social media wearing sunglasses on (and around) June 21, the longest day of the year. Participants use the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine and challenge others to take part to make the campaign go viral.

Since 2017, a coalition of more than 50 migraine-related organizations and bloggers have come together to promote Shades For Migraine to make the biggest impact.


The Association of Migraine Disorders is led by a dynamic committee of leading researchers and medical professionals from around the world.

Spotlight on Migraine® Podcast

Spotlight on Migraine® is a podcast that explores the mysteries of migraine from many perspectives: patients, advocates, caregivers, health professionals and researchers.

Migraine Minute News Update is a series that gives you the latest in migraine research, education, and awareness once a week and in under 2 minutes.


The percent of people with migraine who have yet to be diagnosed.


The percent of people with migraine who have a family history with migraine.


The percent of people with migraine who face difficulties or discrimination at work because of their condition.


The Link Between Migraine and Fibromyalgia

The Link Between Migraine and Fibromyalgia Migraine disease and fibromyalgia are both chronic pain disorders. Each condition is quite debilitating on its own. Fibromyalgia...
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Strong As A Mother: Melissa Piercey Fights For Better Care and More Compassion For Her Daughter

AMD knows moms are strong. Through a series of verbal and written interviews, Melissa Piercey shares her migraine story, showcasing why she is Strong...

To Exercise or Not to Exercise? The Migraine Paradox

To Exercise or Not to Exercise? The Migraine Paradox Few things are as confusing as the relationship between exercise and migraine. Migraine as defined...

Free Online CME Course

A Migraine Toolbox

A practical approach to diagnosis and treatment

The Migraine Toolbox is a free, comprehensive “how-to” course in managing migraine. It covers the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. It includes downloadable practical tools – including questionnaires, medication guidelines for clinicians, a patient brochure, and other resources. Those with migraine have many symptoms and therefore are seen by a wide range of medical professionals. This educational program will enable primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, gastroenterologists, and other non-headache specialists to care for these patients.