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Study Migraines May Raise the Risk of Depression in Women

(2/28/2012)

Time

By Alexandra Sifferlin

As if having migraine headaches weren’t enough of a burden, a new study finds that women with migraines are also more likely to develop depression — about 40% more likely than women who have no history of the headaches. The study found that even women whose migraines had ceased in the previous year had a higher risk of becoming depressed than migraine-free women.


As if having migraine headaches weren’t enough of a burden, a new study finds that women with migraines are also more likely to develop depression — about 40% more likely than women who have no history of the headaches.
The study found that even women whose migraines had ceased in the previous year had a higher risk of becoming depressed than migraine-free women.

For the study, researchers led by Dr. Tobias Kurth, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, analyzed data on 36,154 women involved in the ongoing Women’s Health Study. None of the participants had depression at the start of the study, and 6,456 were currently experiencing migraines or had in the past.

Read the full Time Article: http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/23/study-migraines-may-raise-the-risk-of-depression-in-women/#ixzz1nh5DTdGl


Keywords: Women, Migraines, Depression



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