Migraine and Psychological Comorbidities

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Key Questions
  • How would treatment for migraine with a psychologist differ from treatment with a medical doctor?
  • What is the functional model for primary headaches that you have developed?
  • Who can benefit from the functional model?
  • How do we escape the anxiety/pain feedback loop?
  • Does the functional model replace medicinal treatment or work in conjunction with it?
  • Do certain types of anxiety occur more often in people with migraine?
  • Why do comorbid psychiatric conditions increase the risk of migraine disease evolving from episodic to chronic?
  • Are there psychological treatments that can target both depression and migraine disease?
  • What is social support and how does it relate to people with migraine disease?
  • What can we do to increase our resilience?
Interview Notes
Paul Martin

Paul R. Martin, PhD

Australian National University

Paul R. Martin is professor of psychology, and director of the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University. He is a clinical and health psychologist who completed his training at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. He has held a number of professional leadership positions, including national president of the Australian Behaviour Modification Association, and director of science and then president of the Australian Psychological Society.

His main research interest has been headache and migraine, with subsidiary interests in stress, depression (including postnatal depression), and social support. He has authored/edited eight books and 160 journal articles and chapters. In 2003, he received a Centenary Medal “for service to Australian society and medicine,” and in 2015, he received a Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to medicine in the field of psychology.”

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