Almost 50% of all people living with migraine experience depression and anxiety, versus 18 % of the general population. Is that a coincidence? Nope. It is said that migraine, anxiety and depression are “co-morbid” disorders, meaning that they often come hand in hand, but there is no hard proof that they cause each other. In any case, they heavily influence each other, by making each other worse. However, mental health needs are rarely met among people living with migraine. In my migraine clients, the struggle with anxiety and depression is more a norm than an exception. In my experience, healing heart and mind is a precondition to healing migraine. Treating only migraine while leaving depression untreated rarely, if ever, brings results. If you have migraine, you must take a holistic approach, and treat both the body and the mind.