Posted by John Bown (188.8.131.52) on August 02, 1999 at 21:29:50:
In Reply to: depression/manic-depression posted by Sherry H on August 02, 1999 at 19:47:08:
Speaking only from personal experience, I would say that yes, cluster headaches can cause a person to be clinically depressed. Have you seen the movie "Ground Hog Day" where the actor (was it Bill Murray or Tom Hanks?) wakes up every day only to repeat Ground Hog Day over and over again? That is what chronic clusters are like. Every day you know this big guy named Bruno is going to come in and drive a railroad spike into your head, then suck your eyeball right out of its socket. Then the next day you wake up, there is no injury, but you KNOW Bruno is coming again. Pretty depressing.
Not meaning to make light of your question at all, but I do think chronics cause clinical depression frequently, and I would imagine some of the periodic folks get pretty depressed during their seasons.
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