Correlations between alexithymia and pain severity, depression, and anxiety among patients with chronic and episodic migraine

Yalug I., Selekler M., Erdogan A., KUTLU A., Dundar G., Ankarali H. , ...Daha Fazla

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, cilt.64, ss.231-238, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2010.02093.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.231-238


Aims: Some studies have found elevated alexithymia among patients with chronic pain, but the correlations between alexithymia and the severity of pain, depression, and anxiety among migraine patients are unclear. The aims of the present study were to investigate whether individuals suffering from episodic migraine (EM) differ from those with chronic migraine (CM) in regards to depression, anxiety, and alexithymia measures and to investigate the association of alexithymia with the results of depression and anxiety test inventories and illness characteristics.