This study was undertaken to estimate the prevalence of migraine in people suffering from bipolar affective disorder.
A headache questionnaire incorporating the newly introduced International Headache Society (IHS) criteria was given to 117 patients on the Dunedin Bipolar Research Register.
A total of 81 (69%) completed the questionnaire, out of which 21 (25.9%) reported migraine headaches. 25% of bipolar men and 27% of bipolar women suffered from migraine.
These rates are higher than those reported in the general population with the rate for bipolar men being almost five-times higher than expected.
An increased risk of suffering form migraine was particularly noted in bipolar patients with an early onset of the disorder.
This may represent a more severe form of bipolar affective disorder.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble bipolaire, Symptomatologie, Migraine, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme, Douleur, Trouble humeur, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bipolar disorder, Symptomatology, Migraine, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human, Pain, Mood disorder, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Cote : 99-0308481
Code Inist : 002B18C07C. Création : 16/11/1999.