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The impact of depressive symptoms on the burden of cluster headache: Results of the EUROLIGHT Cluster Headache Project, an Internet-based, cross-sectional study of people with cluster headache


Pohl, Heiko; Gantenbein, Andreas R; Sandor, Peter S; Schoenen, Jean; Andrée, Colette (2019). The impact of depressive symptoms on the burden of cluster headache: Results of the EUROLIGHT Cluster Headache Project, an Internet-based, cross-sectional study of people with cluster headache. Cephalalgia Reports, 2:1-15.

Abstract

Many patients affected by cluster headache (CH) have a co-morbid depression. The aim of this study is to evaluate how the burden of disease is influenced by depressive symptoms measured by a depression score. The study was cross-sectional and Internet-based. We included individuals with a self-reported diagnosis of CH and asked them to fill out the EUROLIGHT questionnaire, which includes a depression score. The number of headache days was higher among patients with higher depression scores. In these participants, worrying about future attacks, avoiding triggers, believing to have earned less and avoiding to talk about the disease were more common as well. Individuals with higher depression scores reported a significantly higher burden of disease. It is possible that fear of pain, self-concealment and fear of impoverishment are consequences of the depression attributed to the headache disorder.

Abstract

Many patients affected by cluster headache (CH) have a co-morbid depression. The aim of this study is to evaluate how the burden of disease is influenced by depressive symptoms measured by a depression score. The study was cross-sectional and Internet-based. We included individuals with a self-reported diagnosis of CH and asked them to fill out the EUROLIGHT questionnaire, which includes a depression score. The number of headache days was higher among patients with higher depression scores. In these participants, worrying about future attacks, avoiding triggers, believing to have earned less and avoiding to talk about the disease were more common as well. Individuals with higher depression scores reported a significantly higher burden of disease. It is possible that fear of pain, self-concealment and fear of impoverishment are consequences of the depression attributed to the headache disorder.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 January 2019
Deposited On:24 Jan 2020 12:31
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 12:18
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:2515-8163
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/2515816319888211

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