Friday, February 24, 2012

Migraine Relief Found Important Against Depression

Getting migraine relief has never been more important than today after a study has found that migraines and depression are closely linked.

A new research shows that women who suffer from migraines are 40% more likely to develop depression than others who don't suffer from the headaches.

The team led by Dr. Tobias Kurth, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, took data from 36,154 women and found that around 6,456 developed depression along the way since they've started experiencing the headaches. The risk of depression is at the same level regardless of the type of trigger of the migraine.

The study will soon be presented at the American Academy of Neurology this April, where it will be further studied and discussed. In a statement, Kurth says, "We hope our findings will encourage doctors to speak to their migraine patients about the risk of depression and potential ways to prevent depression."

Currently, about 29.5 million Americans experience migraines and almost 75% of them are women. Migraine treatment has still no specific cure, only migraine relief such as taking medicine, drinking water and lying quietly in a dark room have been found effective in temporarily getting rid of the pain.