Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 31

Psychosomatic approach for chronic migraine

Masahiro Hashizume

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Toho University

From psychosomatic view point, the psychological or social stresses and depressive or anxiety disorders are very important factors in the course and the maintenance for migraine patients. These factors are very complex, and often lead the migraine becoming chronic. In the psychosomatic approach, not only the physical assessment for chronic migraine but also the assessments for stress and mental states are done. As the psychosomatic therapies for chronic migraine, autogenic training, biofeedback therapy and cognitive therapy are effective.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 51: 1153|1155, 2011)
key words: Migraine, Stress, Depression, Anxiety

(Received: 20-May-11)