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Table 1 Prevalence of migraine in bipolar disorder from previous studies

From: Psychiatric comorbidity in patients with chronic daily headache and migraine: a selective overview including personality traits and suicide risk

Source Method Sample size Migraine prevalence (%)
Blehar et al. (1998) Medical section of DIGS N = 327
F = 186
Total 21.1
Females 26.5
Cassidy and Flanagan (1957) Self-report of headache N = 100 Total 49.0
Mahmood et al. (1999) Self-report of IHS migraine criteria N = 81
F = 37
Total 25.9
Females 27.0
Marchesi et al. (1989) Diagnosis by neurologist N = 30 Total 20.0
Fasmer (2001) Administered IHS migraine criteria N = 27 Bipolar I 13.0
Bipolar II 77.0
Younes et al. (1986) Mother’s report of past diagnosis of migraine N = 21 Total 28.6
Females = 0
Male = 21
  1. DIGS Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies, IHS International Headache Society