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o Explain to interested patients that this study suggests women with chronic headaches are more likely to also suffer from depression and other physical symptoms.

o Explain to patients that this cross-sectional study does not establish a causal relationship among headaches, depression, and somatic complaints.

TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Migraine sufferers often have more than a headache, according to investigators here.

Women with chronic headaches are not only four times more likely to be depressed, they are also more likely to have other ills such as stomach or back pain, lack of energy, and trouble sleeping, found Gretchen E. Tietjen, M.D., of the University of Toledo, and colleagues, in a cross-sectional study.

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