Investigating a mindfulness-based cognitive strategy for treatment of migraine

Takeaway

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for migraine (MBCT-M) reduced headache disability (headache disability inventory [HDI]) and attack-level migraine-related disability (Migraine Disability Index [MIDI]) versus wait-list/treatment as usual (WL/TAU) over 4 months.

Why this matters

    Mindfulness-based interventions for migraine might be an effective means of reducing migraine-related disability in people who do not respond to existing behavioral therapies or are unable to use pharmacological interventions for a variety of reasons.