Migraine: Association with Personality Characteristics and Psychopathology

S. D. Silberstein, R. B. Lipton, N. Breslau

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The relationship between migraine and psychopathology has been discussed far more often than it has been systematically studied. Twentieth-century investigators have frequently described the obsessional, rigid, angry personality postulated to characterize migraine sufferers. More recent population-based studies have demonstrated associations between migraine and depression and migraine and panic disorder. This article discusses the relationship of migraine and personality and migraine and psycho-pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-369
Number of pages12
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1995


  • Cormorbidity
  • depression
  • dysthymia
  • mania
  • migraine
  • panic disorder
  • personality
  • psychopathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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