Depression in Women with Migraine Linked to Childhood Abuse

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • According to a study published in the September 4, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, childhood abuse is more common in women with Migraine who suffer depression than in women with Migraine alone.
      "My main message from this work is that a history of abuse is more common in persons with migraine, depression, and other painful symptoms than in those with migraine alone. It is possible that abuse, by causing great stress, changes the brain and brain chemistry, and makes one more susceptible to pain and depression. Having a better understanding of how this occurs will aid in the development of better treatment." (Gretchen Tietjen, MD, study author)

     

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Published On: September 03, 2007