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Original Article

Prevalence of Psychiatric Comorbidities in Patients with Migraine: A Cross-sectional Study

Hina Bano, Kushagra Varma, Jai Singh, Mohammad Aleem Siddiqui, Abdul Qadir Jilani

Keywords : International classification of headache disorders, Migraine, Psychiatric comorbidity

Citation Information : Bano H, Varma K, Singh J, Siddiqui MA, Jilani AQ. Prevalence of Psychiatric Comorbidities in Patients with Migraine: A Cross-sectional Study. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2024; 18 (1):22-25.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0165

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity in migraine patients. Materials and methods: A total of 60 patients diagnosed with migraine according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3) were included in the study and were interviewed for depression and mental disorders according to ICD-10 criteria. The migraine disability assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire was used to understand the impact of headaches on patients’ lives and the disruption of daily activities. Results: Migraine was more common in women, and while comorbid psychiatric disorders were detected in 42 patients (70%), dissociative disorder was the most common diagnosis (25%). Conclusion: The incidence of psychiatric comorbidities is higher in migraine patients. Dissociative disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders, followed by depression.

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