By: Jadon Webb, M.D., Ph.D.
Botulinum toxin (Botox®) has strong research evidence as an effective treatment for depression. It appears to also be effective, perhaps even more so, in people who suffer from both depression and migraine headaches according to a 2021 meta-analysis.
Botulinum toxin is generally very safe, well-tolerated, and can be used in conjunction with many other psychiatric medications. While we do not specifically treat migraines in this practice, if a client needs help with depression and also happens to have migraines, botulinum treatment may incidentally help this, and be worth considering.
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Jadon Webb, M.D., Ph.D.
Bloom Mental Health
Disclaimer: this blog is NOT intended as medical advice and does not imply any kind of specific guidance or treatment recommendations, and should NOT be used to guide a treatment protocol. (read full disclaimer)
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