Evaluation of Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Headache Indices in Migraine Patients During Conventional Therapies Under Influence of Consciousness Fields Suraya Behbudi , Mohammad Ali Taheri; Noushin Nabavi; Zahra MoeiniBakhsh (Cosmointel Inc., Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)) P1
Psymentotherapy is a discipline of Iranian complementary medicine, introduced by Mohammad Ali Taheri, about the mind and psychology that has a holistic view of human beings. Its purpose is to understand man, his existential software, and to diagnose and treat human mental and emotional problems by the connection between the constituents of the study subject and the total intelligence network. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exposure to the consciousness fields by Psymentotherapy, on the indicators of headaches and mental disorders caused by chronic migraine (such as depression, anxiety and stress) and quality of life in patients. Of the patients referred to a migraine clinic in Tehran (capital of Iran) with a chronic migraine confirmed by neurologist, 30 patients (22 females and 8 males between the ages of 18 and 60 years) were selected randomly. The patients were divided into two groups of control and sample. Prior to initiating the study, each of them completed MSQ v2.1 (The Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire) and DASS42 (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales) questionnaires under the supervision of experts. Moreover, a migraine diary form, designed in accordance with IHS (International Headache Society) standards, was given to them for completion during the course of treatment. Two groups of the present study began their usual treatment of migraine under the supervision of clinicians. Moreover, the sample group was justified by the present study researchers to use the therapeutic sessions of the Psymentotherapy to complete the treatment process. Psymentotherapy method consisted of 12 sessions, once a week, for 90 minutes attending sessions that, after presenting the required theory of the study method, the sample group of patients were affected by consciousness fields of this method for 20 minutes. After completing the number of sessions and completing three months of conventional treatment of migraine, the mentioned questionnaires were again completed and experts analyzed the diary filled by two patient groups during this period. Depression, anxiety and stress were significantly reduced (p-value <0.05) in the sample group (23%, 20% and 13%, respectively) in comparison with control group. On the other hand, given the short three-month study of chronic migraine headaches, the effect on quality of life in this study is not remarkable. In headache indices, there was a significant effect of Psymentotherapy consciousness fields on the frequency and duration of migraine attacks. The frequency of attacks, due to symptoms of externalization (as explained to patients before the study began), was significantly higher (p-value = 0.004) than the control group (22%). On the other hand, the duration of migraine attacks in patients undergoing the intervention showed a decrease of about 2% (p-value = 0.009). The results of the present study justify continuing it with more patients and over a longer period in the process of treating migraine headaches and its comorbid diseases.