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Comparison of Psychological Difficulties in Patients with Migraine and Epilepsy Using PARADISE-24 Questionnaire

Authors Mirmosayyeb O, Shaygannejad V, Ghajarzadeh M

Received 5 May 2020

Accepted for publication 25 June 2020

Published 10 July 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 609—613


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Omid Mirmosayyeb, 1, 2,* Vahid Shaygannejad, 1, 3,* Mahsa Ghajarzadeh 2

1Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; 2Universal Council of Epidemiology (UCE), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 3Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Mahsa Ghajarzadeh
Universal Council of Epidemiology (UCE), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Email [email protected]

Background: Patients with migraine or epilepsy suffer from a wide range of psychological difficulties, and various instruments are needed to separately assess each difficulty. However, the PARADISE-24 questionnaire is a comprehensive questionnaire for evaluating different psychological difficulties in cases with neurological disorders.
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare psychological difficulties in patients with migraine and those with epilepsy by using the PARADISE-24 questionnaire.
Methods: Overall, 240 migraineurs and 210 patients with epilepsy were enrolled. All the participants were asked to fill the Persian version of the PARADISE-24 questionnaire.
Results: In migraineurs, the mean age and mean headache severity (by means of visual analogue scale, VAS) were 38.6± 11.6 and 6.8± 2.8, respectively. In patients with epilepsy, the mean age and mean duration of the disease were 33.6± 13.4 and 12± 10.3 years, respectively. The mean PARADISE score was significantly higher in migraineurs than in epileptic cases (57.9± 12 vs 50.7± 15.1) (p< 0.001).
Conclusion: Patients with migraine suffer more from psychological difficulties than epileptic cases. This finding could help physicians to pay more attention to psychological well-being.

Keywords: migraine, epilepsy, psychological, Iran

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