Year: 2017 Source: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. (2016). 10(11), 1-4. SIEC No: 20170042

Studies have found that headache is associated with suicidality. Some demographic and clinical features have been reported to be associated with suicidality. Pain catastrophizing and disability may also have bearing on suicidality in patients with headache.

Disability due to headache and pain catastrophizing is associated with increased suicidal tendencies, behaviour and suicidal attempts. Headache in females and patients in rural habitat, unemployed individuals belonging to low socioeconomic class need special attention to reduce high risk suicidal behaviour.

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