Biofeedback, Migraine Headache and New Symptom Formation

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  • III. Financial support was provided by the Judith Baskin Offer Fund for Adolescent Psychiatry.

Abstract

SYNOPSIS

In this retrospective study of 12 migraine patients successfully treated with biofeedback, we find that 67% experienced some form of symptom substitution. This manifested as classical psychosomatic symptoms, clinical depression, or a quasi-delusional belief in controlling one's own or others' thoughts or feelings.

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