Dr. Mersch received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego, and prior to entering the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine, was a graduate student (attaining PhD candidate status) in Experimental Pathology at USC. He attended internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
More Headache Types and Associated Diseases and Conditions
Acephalic migraine of childhood (migraine sine hemicrania): This condition is characterized by a migraine aura (usually visual) without headache. Females are more likely than males to have this type of migraine.
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: The syndrome is characterized by headache that is preceded by visual hallucinations or delusions, distortions of body image and abnormalities in the experience of time. Such experiences may wax and wane over several days to months, and children generally recover without residual problems. It is most commonly seen in the young school-aged child.
Menstrual migraine: Menstrual migraine occurs in close approximation to the onset of menstruation and will commonly last for
2 to 3 days. The cause of such migraine headaches has been postulated to be associated with the reduction of estrogen and progesterone levels that are associated with menses. No aura is appreciated with menstrual migraines. Women who suffer from menstrual migraines may also experience more traditional migraines (either with or without aura) at other times of their menstrual cycle.
Associated diseases and conditions
Many migraineurs report anxiety (excessive worrying) or sadness.
Whether the headache or the mood or anxiety symptoms appear first is unclear.