Stuart Bergman-Bock September 3, 2017

Premise

Migraine is a common and potentially debilitating chronic neurologic disorder, with significant and clinically important psychiatric co-morbidities.

Problem

The individual and societal impact of migraine is both significant and diverse, and among these effects are a variety of psychiatric co-morbidities. Although the precise mechanisms underlying the relationships between migraine and psychiatric illness are not entirely clear, a variety of mood and anxiety disorders have not only been identified as co-prevalent in migraine, but have also been shown to impact migraine chronification.

Potential Solutions

This review examines the recent literature investigating the associations between migraine and the most common psychiatric co-morbidities. Also discussed are implications for treating individuals with co-morbid migraine and psychiatric disorders, including recent innovations and improvements for the future.

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