Migraine Disease and Bipolar Disorder, a Link
What are comorbid conditions?With any disease or disorder, it's not uncommon for them to be associated with other comorbid conditions. Comorbid conditions are conditions that occur together, but neither causes the other. There may or may not be an understood physiological link between the conditions, but that's not the same as one causing the other.
We know of some conditions that seem to occur comorbidly among Migraineurs -- depression, thyroid disease, anxiety.
More recent studies have now shown Migraine disease seems to be comorbid to bipolar disorder. A 2003 study showed that the prevalence of Migraine disease among patients with bipolar disorder was high enough for the researchers to conclude,
- "Bipolar disorder with migraine is associated with differences in the clinical course of bipolar disorder, and may represent a subtype of bipolar disorder."
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