Thursday, January 22, 2009

Migraines and mental health

As if they hadn't already got enough to contend with people who suffer from migraines are also at an increased risk of mood and anxiety disorders, according to a study of 7,124 adults by researchers at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. The study used data from the German Health Survey, which was carried out between 1997 and 1999. Among the whole sample 11.7% reported a history of migraine headaches and there was a significant association between having migraines in the past year and mood and anxiety disorders.

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