Tough one. I think I would have to go with a professor in a behavioral psychology class in college who introduced me to the "migraine personality." From what I can remember, this theory stated that migraineurs were anxious, depressive, and controlling and that our headaches were the result of these dysfunctional personality variables. I found this extremely offensive as well as impossible to prove. It's a chicken and egg question really. If you suffered from extreme and uncontrollable pain, you may be anxious and depressed as well. You also may try to control your environment to prevent headache triggers.
Sadly, this theory still exists. As recently as 2007, a study was done on the "migraine personality." The results claimed that
Patients suffering from migraine show more depressive symptoms, difficult anger management with a tendency to hypercontrol, and a distinctive personality profile with high harm avoidance, high persistence and low self-directedness.... The results suggest that the personality traits and psychosomatic mechanisms of migraine patients may make them vulnerable to stress and less skilled in coping with pain.Great. Just what we need. In addition to such helpful advice as "have you tried Advil?"now we can be subjected to advice about shoring up our poor coping skills and doing a better job dealing with our anger. Such blatant stupidity is enough to give me a migraine!
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