Enxaqueca e depressão: Comorbidade ou espectro?

Translated title of the contribution: Migraine and depression: Comorbidity or spectrum?

Esther Angélica Coelho Costa, Mariana Inés Ybarra, Humberto Corrêa, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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Migraine is a common condition in clinical practice that has a significant negative effect on the quality of life. The association between psychiatric disorders and migraine has been observed in several clinical and epidemiologic studies. Depression is at least three-fold more frequent in migraineurs than among the general population. Psychiatric comorbidity complicates headache management leading to worst therapeutic response and prognosis. The factors that contribute to this association remain unclear. The recognition of the co-existence of these disorders has important clinical implications, such as at the selection of a better prophylactic treatment for migraine.

Translated title of the contributionMigraine and depression: Comorbidity or spectrum?
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Brasileira de Medicina
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Depression
  • Migraine
  • Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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