Background: Migraine is frequently comorbid with major depressive disorder, the presence of which confers increased disability and various clinical challenges.
Methods/results: The present article reviews empirically supported pharmacologic and cognitive-behavioral interventions for depression, as well as the emerging yet generally mixed efficacy for various complementary and alternative medicine depression treatments.
Discussion and conclusion: Clinical implications and treatment strategies for migraine patients with comorbid depression are discussed. The literature reviewed here draws together clinical practice options for clinicians.
Keywords: depression; migraine; psychiatric comorbidity.
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