United States (Everyday Health) — Many illnesses are comorbid with migraine, including depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sleep disorders, and more trib.al/693jsXE.
The problem with having an overlapping or comorbid condition is that each condition must be treated, not just the migraine.
Comorbidity refers to the statistical relationship of two distinct diseases in the same person at a degree higher than is likely by chance. Some findings published in February 2017 by the Headache & Migraine Policy Forum revealed up to 90 percent of patients with chronic migraine have a comorbid condition.
The problem with having an overlapping or comorbid condition is that each condition must be treated, not just the migraine. So if you have anxiety or depression and migraine, the anxiety or depression must be treated as well as the migraine. The treatment for anxiety or depression may improve the migraine symptoms — or worsening anxiety or depression may cause the migraine to worsen.