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Behav Res Ther. 2012 Sep;50(9):537-43. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.05.007. Epub 2012 May 27.

One-day behavioral treatment for patients with comorbid depression and migraine: a pilot study.

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  • 1University of Iowa College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. lilian-dindo@uiowa.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Migraine is a common and disabling disorder that is highly comorbid with depression. The comorbidity of depression and migraine is a major health concern as it results in poorer prognosis and quality of life. Yet, effective treatments have rarely been investigated.

METHOD:

45 patients with comorbid migraine and depression were assigned to a 1-day Acceptance and Commitment Training plus Migraine Education workshop (ACT-ED; N = 31) or to Wait List/Treatment as Usual (WL/TAU; N = 14). Assessment of depressive symptoms, general functioning, and migraine related disability were completed at baseline and 2-, 6-, and 12 weeks after the workshop.

RESULTS:

At the 3-month follow up, participants in the ACT-ED condition exhibited significantly greater improvements in depressive symptoms, general functioning, and migraine-related disability than patients in the WL/TAU group.

CONCLUSION:

A 1-day ACT-ED workshop is a promising approach to the treatment for depression and disability in migraineurs that merits further investigation.

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PMID:
22728646
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PMCID:
PMC3408777
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