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Are constant headaches a sign of depression?
July 10, 2018

Are constant headaches a sign of depression?

July 2018 – Issue 95

This months Q & A sounds like a chicken and the egg - which comes first - type of question. Can constant headaches cause depression? Yes. Are headaches from depression – are they a sign of depression? I didn’t think so… but the research on migraines and depression shows that the relationship can in fact go both ways.

Headaches can be a physical symptom of depression. WebMD (2017) says that “if you are prone to headaches, they may get worse when you’re depressed.” [1]

As a migraine sufferer, you are already 2 – 3 times more likely to experience depression than the ‘normal’ population. AND if you have more than the 15 days per month of migraine, you are twice as likely to experience depression compared with non-chronic migraine sufferers with less than 15 days per month.

And of course, if you are feeling depressed it can make the pain feel worse too.

There is a difference between feeling a little down, and falling into a pit of depression... or being chronically depressed.

Here is my full post Depression Warning Signs

And here is another link that should help too Migraines and Depression

Don't let them keep you down.

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[1] WebMD (2017) WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Head / Neck. Available [online] at:

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