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Is migraine a psychological disorder?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Migraine is definitely a real, biological condition that is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain and nervous system.

Although stress is a common trigger for migraine, this does not mean migraine is an emotional or psychological disorder. Most real medical conditions get worse when we're under stress-stomach problems, chest pain, tremors, and even epilepsy. Stress doesn't cause any of these medical conditions - but it can make symptoms more apt to occur - just like migraines.
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of...

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