Psychological distress and risk factors in people with migraine during coronavirus outbreak in China

Takeaway

  • During the coronavirus disease 2019 (nCOV-2019) outbreak in China, people with migraine reported higher psychological distress than healthy participants and risk factors for distress included previous migraine attacks and daily attention to media reports.

Why this matters

    Panic and anxiety may increase migraine frequency, and thus, understanding the emotional state and risk factors of migraineurs during the nCOV-2019 outbreak in China may inform future healthcare practices during public health outbreaks.