Research Colloquium on Migraines

The Department of Psychology and The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering Welcome

 Jonathan Borkum, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Health Psych Maine Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of Maine

Friday, March 24th
Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall

The Migraine Attack as an Integrated Neuroprotective, Neurorestorative Process

This talk will discuss the physiology, genetics, and preventive pharmacology of migraines and make the case that the migraine attack is a way for the brain to protect and heal itself.

Dr. Borkum is a psychologist in private practice in Waterville and Bangor and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maine.  His book, Chronic Headaches: Biology, Psychology and Behavioral Treatment is the standard professional work in its field.   Citations of his writings are found in the headache treatment guidelines of the National Health Service of Scotland, the Canadian Headache Society, and the Swiss Society for the Study of Pain, and in the current diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society.  His theory of migraine triggers is highly cited in the neuroscience literature and has been covered in the Boston Globe.