Migraine often occurs for the first time in your teens or early 20s. It is most common in the 30 to 40 age group. At least 90% of people with migraine experience a first attack before the age of 40. Generally it is true that migraine improves as we get into our 50s and 60s. Studies show 40% of people with migraine no longer have attacks by the age of 65. Before the menopause, three times as many women as men have migraine. After 60, when hormonal factors are less likely to play a role, twice as many women as men have migraine.
Let’s look ta some behavioural factors contribute to migraine :
- Depression – About 40% of people with migraine also have depression. People with migraine are twice as likely to have considered suicide than people without migraine. More than 66% of people with bipolar disorder have migraine.
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