A new study published in the journal Headache suggests that men who suffer from migraines are at a greater risk of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to other men and even women.
The study was led by Dr B Lee Peterlin from the Drexel University College of Medicine who found that even though migraines and PTSD were more common among women, the combination of migraines and PTSD was higher among males.
AdvertisementStating that sex hormones could play a role in PTSD and stressing the need to screen for the traumatic disorder among those with migraines, Dr Peterlin said, "The current data indicate that behavioral PTSD treatment alone can positively influence chronic pain conditions and disability. Therefore, physicians should consider screening migraine sufferers for PTSD, and men in particular."
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