Headache Attributed to Psychiatric Disorders

  • Maurice B. VincentEmail author
  • Flávio Alheira
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


A 14-year-old girl came to the office because of permanent and refractory headaches. She was symptom-free until the age of 12, when she started suffering from occasional headache attacks, some of them preceded by syncope. The first spell occurred at an airport toilet just prior to a family trip, during which no abnormality was present. However, attacks increased to 4–5 per week right after returning to town, precluding her from attending school. The present frequency of faints is around twice a month.


Somatic Symptom Migraine With Aura Migraine Without Aura Headache Diagnosis Somatization Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculdade de MedicinaHospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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