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Ask the Expert: Complex Migraines Explained

Published Online: November 21st 2012

much speculation regarding reporter Serene Branson’s on-air “neurological event” during live coverage of the Grammy’s on Feb. 13, experts have finally explained what may have caused her sudden language dysfunction.

Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center concluded that Branson experienced a “complex migraine” or “migraine aura.” However, this diagnosis has opened the door to even more questions since language dysfunction as severe as what Branson experienced is not a common symptom of most migraines.


much speculation regarding reporter Serene Branson’s on-air “neurological event” during live coverage of the Grammy’s on Feb. 13, experts have finally explained what may have caused her sudden language dysfunction.

Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center concluded that Branson experienced a “complex migraine” or “migraine aura.” However, this diagnosis has opened the door to even more questions since language dysfunction as severe as what Branson experienced is not a common symptom of most migraines.

Dr. Frederick Freitag, medical director of the Comprehensive Headache Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, explains this type of diagnosis and sheds some light on what a “complex migraine” actually is.

To learn more about migraines, visit http://BaylorHealth.com: http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/Plano/SpecialtiesServices/Wom…

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