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Do migraines and depression have any connection?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Migraine headaches and depression seem to be two distinct and separate entities, but people with chronic migraines can become depressed due to the disabling nature of chronic "migraines".
Those folks who have chronic depression on the other hand may also have migraine headaches. Headaches in those folks are still a separate entity but can serve to make their depression worse.

In brief: Not necessarily

Migraine headaches and depression seem to be two distinct and separate entities, but people with chronic migraines can become depressed due to the disabling nature of chronic "migraines".
Those folks who have chronic depression on the other hand may also have migraine headaches. Headaches in those folks are still a separate entity but can serve to make their depression worse.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Migraine is associated with anxiety depression panic disorder irritable bowel syndrome painful periods and even some pregnancy disorders.

In brief: Yes

Migraine is associated with anxiety depression panic disorder irritable bowel syndrome painful periods and even some pregnancy disorders.
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Try are frequently seen together and in the same families.

In brief: Yes

Try are frequently seen together and in the same families.
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