Is Depression Linked to Migraines?

There is no evidence if migraines lead to depression or whether depression leads to headaches, but one certainty is that the two diseases are related.

This is the result of a study conducted by Carmen Molgat, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and Scott Patten, professor of psychiatry at the Calgary University from Calgary, Alberta.

The study conducted by the two was based on a sample of 130,000 people in Canada. Monitoring study conducted for several medical conditions, including migraines and depression crisis.

Another conclusion of the study was that both migraine and depression crises involve brain activity in serotonin receptors and transporters, receptors for dopamine and adrenaline.

This is very important for finding new treatments for both disorders (depression and migraine), as it found that the treatments for migraine have positive effects on depression and antidepressants positively affect migraine crises.

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  2. Not only will depression impact migraines but I am a firm believer that stress will as well. Stuart A. Kaplowitz, MFT

  3. I know that my migraines are something that has been inherited in my family as my grandfather had them, my mother had them, my siblings have them and our children have them. There aren't many medications that do anything including things like welburtin, which is suppose to help with mood as well as migraines.


  4. That is great news that the side effects help to relieve the depression side of the body.Obviously I feel isolation from the disease of headaches makes a human depressed.sinus surgery Los Angeles


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