ARLINGTON, Va.--October 11, 2017--A significant percentage of migraine sufferers as well as those without the disease are concerned that migraine affects work productivity, quality of life, family/relationships and employment, according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America.

Respondents also say the condition is likely to have a long-term and substantial effect on sufferers' ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

One study has found that a worksite migraine education program has the potential to significantly impact lost productivity and absenteeism for sufferers.

The most common social stigma associated with individuals with migraine reflects lack of awareness of the seriousness of the condition.

"The survey findings indicate that the health and economic impact of migraine is broad and must be addressed in order to overcome stigma and aid those suffering from this disabling condition," said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America.

"More research is necessary to understand the biological and environmental factors associated with migraine in order to reduce the prevalence of this disease."

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