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Mindfulness-based stress reduction tied to less disability, depression with migraine


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Journal
JAMA Internal Medicine
Reuters Health - 14/12/2020 - People with chronic migraines who receive training in yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction may experience less disability, pain catastrophizing, and depression, a clinical trial suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 89 adults who experienced 4 to 20 migraine days per month (mean 7.3 at baseline) to receive either training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or headache education for two hours a week for eight weeks. At the 12-week follow-up, there was no significant difference between groups in reduction of headaches. With MBSR, mean reduction of migraine days per month was 1.6, and 2.0 in the headache education group. However, researchers did find a significant difference between groups at 36 weeks in several secondary outcomes including disability (point estimate of effect difference between groups 5.9); pain catastrophizing (effect difference 5.8); depression (effect difference 1.6); and migraine-related qual...


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