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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-189

Migraine and auditory hallucination in an adolescent

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Guru S Gowda
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.170816

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Migraine is a primary headache disorder. It includes transient aura symptoms that occur before the headache phase. Auditory hallucinations are very infrequently reported as part of migraine and are a very rare presentation. We report a 15-year-old nonpsychotic adolescent boy who has had migraine and auditory hallucinations for the past 6 years, and it worsened over the last 2 months, which was closely correlated with the severity, frequency, and duration of episodes of symptoms. The auditory hallucinations and the migraine attacks disappeared together under prophylaxis with tab. topiramate. This report suggests the possibility of auditory hallucinations as an acoustic aura in migraine attacks.

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