Chronic migraine more than just a total pain

Study links frequency of headaches with more severe depression and anxiety

Yet more evidence has found a positive relationship between migraines and depression and anxiety.


The results from a Taiwanese cross-sectional study of 600 migraineurs show that levels of depression and anxiety are highest in those with chronic migraines, with or without auras.

In other words, greater migraine frequency is associated with more severe depression and anxiety symptoms.

Poor sleep quality was also found to be an independent predictor of emotional distress.

Taken together, the findings suggest that preventive pharmacological treatment for chronic