Migraine Sufferers Twice as Likely to be Depressed
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Depression is twice as prevalent in those who suffer fro migraines, compared to those who do not.
According to research from the University of Toronto, the rates of depression for both men and women are about twice as high for migraine sufferers. The normal rates for the disease in men and women are 3.4 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively. However, among migraine sufferers, the rates jump to 8.4 percent for men, and 12.4 percent for women. Researchers also found those who suffer from migraines were much more likely to have “ever seriously considered suicide or taking (their) own life.”
For more information, go to: http://media.utoronto.ca/media-releases/health-medicine/depression-twice-as-likely-in-migraine-sufferers/
SOURCE: Depression Research and Treatment, October 2013
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