HUNT studies: evaluating the temporal relationship between affective disorders and headache


  • There is a bidirectional relationship between anxiety and depression with migraines and tension-type headaches (TTH).

Why this matters?

  • There have been few longitudinal studies that have investigated the relationship between headaches and affective disorders.

  • Because the relationship between headaches and psychiatric comorbidities is complex, understanding these associations may improve treatment response and clinical outcomes for both conditions.