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The Meaning of “Headache” in the Context of Society

  • Timothy J. SteinerEmail author
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Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Abstract

Although more than 200 headache disorders are recognized, just three (migraine, tension-type headache and medication-overuse headache) contribute significantly to the societal impact of headache. This chapter gives a brief account of these, explaining their relative importance from this perspective.

Keywords

Headache disorders Migraine Tension-type headache Medication-overuse headache Public health Burden of disease 

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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

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