Anxiety and depression in cluster headaches with or without coexisting migraine

Takeaway

  • Cluster headaches (CH) are associated with increased risk of anxiety and depression regardless of migraine comorbidity, and reductions in these psychological states coincide with remission of headaches.

Why this matters

    The impact of comorbid migraine and remission states on the mental health of people with CH is often not addressed as a treatment priority. Achieving longer headache-free periods should be a key aim of treatment to help minimize the psychological impact of CH and improve patients’ quality of life.