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Introduction

  • Timothy J. SteinerEmail author
  • Lars Jacob Stovner
Chapter
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Abstract

Tension-type headache (TTH) and migraine are very common: the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2010 (GBD2010) found them to be the second and third most prevalent disorders in the world, after dental caries [1]. Prevalence of disease, however, is not on its own a signal of disease impact, and it is certainly not a measure of it. Impact is made by the loss of health that disease in one or more ways imposes on people, a loss commonly referred to as “burden”. It is the purpose of this monograph to say something about the burden attributable to headache disorders.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neuromedicine and Movement ScienceNTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Division of Brain SciencesImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Norwegian Advisory Unit on Headaches, Department of Neurology and Clinical NeurophysiologySt Olavs University HospitalTrondheimNorway

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