The coexistence of anxiety and depressive personality traits in migraine

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Introduction: Migraine is associated with a variety of personality traits. The objective of this study was to reevaluate the personality traits using Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) in mi graine patients diagnosed by applying the new International Classification of Headache Disorders-2 criteria. Methods: This was a case control study involving 70 migraine patients and 70 age- and gender-matched controls. The personality traits in the two groups were analysed using the MMPI. Data was analysed using the chi-square test. Results: The migraine patients showed a higher MMPI score on the following personality traits: depression (39 versus 15, p-value is less than 0.0005), and anxiety (24 versus 11, p-value equals 0.011). Both depressive and anxiety personality traits were significantly higher in migraine patients. Conclusion: All migraine patients should probably be screened for their personality traits and psychopathology using the MMPI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume48
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

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Migraine Disorders
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Psychopathology
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Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depressive traits
  • Migraine
  • Personality traits
  • Psychopathology

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The coexistence of anxiety and depressive personality traits in migraine. / Tan, Hui Jan; Suganthi, C.; Dhachayani, S.; Abdul Manaf, Mohd Rizal; Ali, Raymond Azman.

In: Singapore Medical Journal, Vol. 48, No. 4, 04.2007, p. 307-310.

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