These 7 Works of Art Convey What a Migraine Really Feels Like 

Artists were asked to visually depict the symptoms of an attack.

Photo: Natalie Aiken

For anyone who has never suffered a migraine, it's hard understand just how debilitating these headaches can be. But a new collection of art is shedding some light on what they actually feel like.


The paintings and photographs are part of a campaign called "Frames of Mind," which invited artists to depict the varied and painful symptoms of an attack. Their striking works were displayed in a gallery at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society in Boston last month.


Scroll down to see a few of the exhibit's most eye-opening pieces. The full "Frames of Mind" collection, a collaboration between Allergan and the American Migraine Foundation, can be viewed here.

Photo: Javier Sotomayor

Photo: Priya Rama

Photo: Colleen Brett

Photo: Natalie Aiken

Photo: Karin Schacht

Photo: Nahid Shukralla

Photo: Priya Rama

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