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Increased suicidal attempts and risks of ideation in medication-overuse headache

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Dr Yen-Feng Wang, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

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IHC 2021
Medication-overuse headache (MOH) is associated with an increased risk of suicidal ideation and increased prior suicide attempts in patients with chronic migraine. This was found in a cross-sectional study from Taiwan presented at the IHC 2021 and recently published in The Journal of Headache and Pain [1,2]. So, paying special attention to the risks of suicide is imperative in the management of patients with MOH. MOH is a secondary headache disorder resulting from excessive use of acute medications for a prolonged period of time. Behaviours of substance dependence are common among patients with MOH [3]. “More than two-thirds of patients with MOH can fulfil the criteria for substance dependence,” Dr Yen-Feng Wang (Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan) added. “Besides, substance use disorders and chronic pain disorders, including migraine, are associated with increased suicidal risks [4].” However, the potential risks of suicide in MOH are unkn...


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