|dc.description.abstract||The objective of the present study was to further
investigate the hypothesis that repeated migraine
attacks may cause permanent and possible cumulative
neurological damage involving higher cortical functions
(Zeitlin & Oddy, 1984; Hooker & Raskin, 1986).
Previous empirical research has found evidence both in
support (Zeitlin & Oddy; 1984, Hooker & Raskin; 1986)
and contrary to this hypothesis (Leijdekkers,
Passchier, Goudswaard, Menges & Orlebeke; 1990). In
the present study, fourteen migraine with aura, fifteen
migraine without aura and twelve control subjects from
the community participated. They were manuallyadministered
a two-hour neuropsychological battery
which included tests used in the previous studies.
This study found no evidence to support the hypothesis
of permanent cognitive impairment in migraine subjects.
In addition, no significant correlations between
headache history or severity and performance were found
for those subjects who had a minimum of two test scores
in the impaired range. Therefore, there is no evidence
to support the hypothesis that repeated migraine
attacks may cause cumulative cognitive deficits.||