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The Association Between Childhood Traumatic Events and Headache Related Parameters in Patients with Migraine: A Cross-Sectional Study in Turkish Population
1 Sakarya Üniversitesi Sakarya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği, Sakarya, Türkiye  
2 Sakarya Üniversitesi Sakarya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nöroloji Kliniği, Sakarya, Türkiye  
3 Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi İzzet Baysal Ruh ve Sinir Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği, Bolu, Türkiye  
4 Bağcılar Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nöroloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye  
Arch Neuropsychiatry ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/npa.2016.8817
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Key Words: Headache, childhood trauma, migraine

Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between childhood traumatic events and headache-related clinical parameters in migraine patients.


Methods: 95 patients diagnosed with migraine and 50 healthy controls were included in the study. A sociodemographic form, Childhood Trauma Questionnare (CTQ), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were completed by all participants. Additionally, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Migraine Disability Assessment Test (MIDAS) were applied to migraine patients.


Results: Positive correlations were found between emotional abuse, physical abuse, physical neglect, CTQ-total scores, and headache frequency (r=0,33, r=0,24, r=0,26 and r=0,28 respectively) in migraine patients. A positive correlation was found between physical neglect and headache duration (r=0,28). And, positive correlations were found between emotinal abuse and physical neglect, and MIDAS total scores (r=0.22 and r=0.23 respectively). Emotional abuse and CTQ-total scores were associated younger mean age of headache onset (r=-0.24 and r=-0.23)


Conclusion: Childhood traumatic events are associated with more frequent and more severe headache episodes, and younger headache onset in migraine patients. 

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