Prevalence of depression among people with migraine

Migraine headaches are among diseases that are related to problems such as depression, anxiety and other mood problems. Studies have been conducted that show that people with migraines are two to five times more prone to these disorders than other people.

Previous studies have shown that headache is one of the common symptoms of anxiety disorder. In 2009, a study was conducted that showed that 11% of people with migraine suffer from one of the mental disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, panic disorder or drug use. New studies by Taiwanese researchers with a survey of 588 patients show that migraine patients are two to five times more prone to anxiety disorders or depression and anxiety is strongly associated with migraine. This study shows that migraine treatments can be effective in treating patients’ anxiety and depression.

Migraine headaches are described as throbbing pains in a part of the head and usually involve half of the brain. The duration of this pain is between 4 and 72 hours and disrupts a person’s life.

Usually, these people become sensitive to sound and light, and their illness increases with these two factors. Diet, stress and hormonal changes play an important role in the extent and severity of this disease. According to the latest statistics of the National Institute of Health, about 10% of people around the world are affected by this disease, and the number of women affected is 4 times that of men.

The following are effective in the occurrence of migraine pains:

  • stress (80 percent)
  • Hormone (65%)
  • smell (44 percent)
  • light (38 percent)
  • smoke (36 percent)
  • heat (30 percent)
  • Stimulating foods (27 percent)

Migraine-stimulating foods include:

  • All kinds of pickles
  • Types of yeasts
  • All kinds of spices
  • All kinds of canned food
  • Energy drinks
  • Large amounts of caffeine
  • cocoa
  • Cheddar cheese
  • smoked fish
  • Sausages and sausages
  • Soft drinks
  • an onion
  • alcoholic drinks

One of the most important reasons for recurrence Migraine headaches, not paying attention to meals, especially breakfast. People prone to migraines are advised to pay attention to regular meals and use whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat meat.
The results of this study have been published in the journal Headache.

Source: Iran Economist

28 Mehr 1396 17:43

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