Do Migraines Lead to Depression? Do Migraines Lead to ADA Claims?
Researchers will present findings from a recent study at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans in April 2012. The recently-released findings show that women who experience migraines, or have suffered from them in the past, are more likely to develop depression.
The researchers gathered data from more that 36,000 women for the Women's Health Study. Each woman provided information about her history of migraines and was placed under these different categories:
- Having active migraine with aura
- Having active migraine without aura
- Having past history of migraine (but not within the last year)
- Having no history of migraine
Results from the study revealed that a total of 6,456 women out of 36,154 had current or past problems with migraines. During the 14 years after the study more than half of these women developed depression. The women who had a history of migraines were almost twice as likely to develop depression compared to the women who had no history of migraines. Results did not vary substantially regardless of the type of migraine. "Migraine Increases Risk of Depression in Women," www.medicalnewstoday
(Feb. 23, 2012).
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