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| Published: January 30, 2017

Mental Health Intervention of Migraine Patients by Psychotherapy

M. G. Sharma

Ph.D, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Sri Agrasen Kanya P. G. College, Varanasi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Awadhes Upadhyay

Ph.D, Associate Professor, and Head Dept. of Psychology, Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vandana Sharma

Ph.D. Chief Psychologist, S.I.Mental & Physical Health Society (SIMPHS), Chandua Chhittupur, Varanasi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.025/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.025

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The present study attempts to examine the effect of Psychotherapy on migraine patients. 100 patients were consisted for this study out of these 50- treated and 50 non-treated patients were evaluated at S .I. Mental & Physical Health Society (SIMPHS), Varanasi (India). The two groups were matched on age range from 22 to 55 years with a mean age of 38.4 years and mean length of intolerable pain of 5.8 years. Middlesex Hospital Questionnaire (M H Q) was administered to ascertain personality characteristics on six selected variables viz: Anxiety, obsession, phobia, somatization, depression, and hysteria. Mean scores obtained on different variables were analyzed using t-test of significance. Results indicated that the characteristics associated with treated migraine patients were anxiety, obsession, phobia, depression and hysteria whereas the characteristics associated with non-treated migraine patients is somatization.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.025/20170402

10.25215/0402.025

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017