Temporomandibular disorder-type pain and migraine headache in women: a preliminary twin study

Aims: To determine whether shared genetic influences are responsible for the association between pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and migraine headache. Methods: Data were obtained from 1,236 monozygotic and 570 dizygotic female twin pairs from the University of Washington Twin Registry. TMD pain was assessed with a question about persistent or recurrent pain in the jaw, temple, […]

A twin study of depression and migraine: Evidence for a shared genetic vulnerability

Objective: To determine if shared genetic or environmental vulnerabilities could underlie depression and migraine. Background: Depression and migraine headaches frequently coexist and their comorbidity may be due to shared etiologies. Methods: Female twins in the University of Washington Twin Registry responded to a mailed survey regarding their health history. Depression and migraine were determined by self-report of a […]