Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Migraine in Multiple Sclerosis

Subject area of study: 
migraine, mental health, multiple sclerosis
Title of study: 
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Migraine in Multiple Sclerosis
Brief outline of the study: 

We believe it is important to develop a therapy that is tailored to people with both migraine and MS. Our aim is to learn whether CBT is accepted by patients, and whether it has the potential to improve migraines, and in turn benefit quality of life, fatigue, sleep, anxiety, and depressive symptoms, which can occur more frequently for people with migraine and MS.

Therapy will be provided free-of-charge. All sessions will be via telehealth.

The study includes 5 individual one-hour CBT sessions with a neuropsychology registrar, a follow-up phone call, and three sets of surveys and thinking-skills tests.

The CBT program includes modules on:
(1) Strategies to manage your cognitive difficulties (e.g., concentration or memory)
(2) Ways to deal with negative thoughts and emotions
(3) Relaxation techniques
(4) Education about migraine

Participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time. If you're interested in participating, please contact us on the details below.

Department: 
Neuroscience
Recruitment start date: 
Fri, 08/07/2022
Recruitment end date: 
Mon, 18/09/2023
Contact person title: 
Ms
Contact person first name: 
Pavika
Contact person last name: 
Thevar
Contact email: 
pavika.thevar2@monash.edu
Contact phone number: 
0433 151 949
Ethics Committee Project Number: 
44/22
Do you have advertising approval?: 
Yes
Approved by: 
Alfred