Neuropsychiatry of Chronic Migraine – Pathophysiology and Treatment

Posted on November 26, 2017

Migraine is a multifactorial disorder with a population prevalence of up to 15% and is recognised as a major cause of disability. Chronic migraine affects 1-2% of the population.

Migraine is also highly co-morbid with psychiatric disorders, particularly depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When left untreated, these psychiatric conditions can increase the risk of chronification of migraine and migraine-related disability. [1]

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