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Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas$
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Merton Sandler and Geralyn M. Collins

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780192618108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.001.0001

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Depression and migraine

Depression and migraine

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(p.248) 20. Depression and migraine
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Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas
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Kathleen R. Merikangas

Jules Angst

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0020

This chapter discusses the association between migraine and depression. The association between migraine and depression cannot be attributed to increased treatment-seeking among subjects with both conditions, because the association between the two conditions was found in community samples as well. Indeed, the association was stronger in unselected community samples than in studies that derived from treatment settings. Moreover, the association between migraine and depression remains after appropriate controls have been made for factors, such as sex or age, that may be expected to confound the relationship.

Keywords:   migraine, depression, treatment-seeking, community samples, treatment settings

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