The researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit may have found a link between Migraine and risk of depression. The report is published in the journal Neurology. They found that both, Migraine and Depression worsen each other. The research team found during two-year research that migraine patients were five times more likely than normal people to develop major depression were. In addition, patients suffering from depression at the start of the study had over a three-fold higher chance of developing migraines. The researchers said that the study specifies that the link between migraine and major depression is bi-directional. Each disorder increases the danger for the consequent first onset of the other. At the same time, the treatment to improve from both migraine and major depression might be beneficial for patients with both disorders.
If there is really a link between chronic headache and depression, then it is really an appalling disclosure because all of us know that in the recent years depression cases have accrued startlingly. However, another revelation, which states that chronic headache is more prevalent in women who pass through the dastardly phase of childhood abuse and sexual abuse is quite significant. But repeatedly a question peeps out that why this study is tongue-tied about men. Is this equation applicable only for women not for men? If the answer is ‘yes’, then what is the reason behind this is? Don’t you think it should be out?
How would you take the pain swirling in your head; merely as a headache or something more? Well, seeing it in the light of a new study you can’t deny that it could be an indication of major depression, inching slowly into your life. During the course of this study, around 177 consecutive adult primary-care patients were brought into the focus for around one year. Interestingly, all these patients were bearing headache, as the main illness. These participants completed a questionnaire, having questions like duration of headache, its severity, changes in headache severity, and other symptoms. Finally, it was concluded that patients with headache, especially with severe headache, were more vulnerable to depression. This fact derives vindication from the fact according to which 25% of the patients with headache were found having major depressive episode. So, what comes out of the study is enough to shovel out an issue of debate, as to how headache should be regarded – merely as a normal pain or something more. Image Source