Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Baltimore, Maryland
This presentation demonstrates how migraine can present with varying degrees of complexity. While the underlying condition may generate various subtypes requiring the expertise of a neurologist, the psychiatrist may need to address barriers to optimal outcomes like comorbid major depression, overuse of analgesics, lack of effective coping strategies, and how to manage the difficult patient. Case studies will highlight the different approaches each specialist adopts in managing migraneurs who face additional challenges imposed by comorbid conditions.
Describe prevalence of migraine in the US
Explain the 3-question validated migraine screener
Describe pathophysiology of migraine
Describe the psychiatric and neurologic treatment approaches for depression, borderline personality disorder, and addiction comorbidities of migraine