Migraine with aura and suicide risk: establishing a relationship

Takeaway

  • Migraine with aura and greater migraine frequency is associated with an increased risk for suicide ideation and attempts; this relationship is amplified in women.

Why this matters

  • Migraine with aura impacts a multitude of quality-of-life factors and is thought to increase risk for suicide; this study establishes a link between the two, highlighting the need to assess and monitor for psychiatric wellbeing in migraineurs.