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Migraine Headache

Migraines Can Signal Psychiatric Woes in Returning Iraq Vets

05.03.07

THURSDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in every five U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq is being diagnosed with migraines, and this group has nearly double the risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric troubles, a new study finds.

Chronic headache raises depression risk in women

By Anthony J. Brown, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronic headaches, particularly migraines and those that are disabling, in conjunction with severe somatic symptoms --physical symptoms of a psychological origin rather than a physical source -- greatly increase the risk of major depressive disorder in women, according to a report in the medical journal Neurology.

"The literature on chronic headaches and depression is fairly robust. A number of studies have shown that headache patients are predisposed to depression," lead author Dr. Gretchen E.

Migraine and Magnesium

In an effort to establish a safe, widely well-tolerated, and effective prophylactic treatments for children and adolescents who suffer from frequent migraine headaches, researchers designed double-blind trial to assess whether oral magnesium reduces migraine headache frequency, severity, and associated features in children.

MIGRAINE & MAGNETS

by Peter Rose FSI

TRIGGER TO START A MIGRAINE
Experience has shown that there are three basic Migraine triggers, A) intolerance of certain types of 
food, B) stress and C) hormone cycles. Each individual sufferer may have different trigger levels of 
stress, different foods or different chemical messengers ( hormones) that start the migraine. In many 
people  it is the combination of factors that causes the problem and this combination is not always static.