Dawn Buse: recent publications

The Striking Relationship Between Migraine and Mental Illness

Any time you have a general feeling of being unwell, I find everything else tends to drag you down. There just seems to be not enough energy to get you through the day, you know? You feel weak, sluggish, possibly congested in the sinuses, and more. All in all, it’s frustrating, regardless of whatever illness, infection, virus, or chronic pain flare-up you’re experiencing.

For those of us who endure migraine, our mental health can also be pretty significantly impacted.

Besides having a throbbing head, potentially visual auras, muscle spasms, feeling nauseated, and more, there’s a mental illness impact as well, not only making the pain seem that much worse, but may involve feelings of anxiety, depression, and more.

Dawn Buse, Ph.D. director

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