Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Migraine Patients: Migraine, Trauma and Alexithymia


Karsikaya S., KAVAKCI Ö. , KUĞU N. , GÜLER A. S.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.50, no.3, pp.263-268, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/npa.y6611
  • Title of Journal : NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-268

Abstract

Introduction: In recent studies, it has been suggested that there is a relationship between migraine headaches and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The PTSD has not been diagnosed by a clinician in these studies; the evaluation has been carried out by the screening scales. Besides, it has also been asserted that there was relationship of alexithymia with migraine and other chronic painful disorders. In this study, our aim was to investigate the prevalence of clinically-diagnosed PTSD and alexithymic features among migraine patients.