Headache Attributed to Somatization Disorders: Is It Tension-Type Headache, Is It “Somatization Headache,” or Both?

  • Ugur Uygunoglu
  • Aksel Siva
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


A 51-year-old woman working as a financial consultant was admitted to our headache outpatient clinic with a complaint of continuous headache for 2 years. She described the characteristics of her headache as a heavy sensation and pressure involving the whole head. The severity was mild to moderate and she did not describe worsening with physical activity. When said there were no accompanying symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and/or photo-phonophobia. She was taking painkiller pills containing metamizole sodium 500 mg 4–6 times per month, each time one or two tablets without any significant benefit.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Anxiety Disorder Myofascial Pain Syndrome Transient Global Amnesia Great Occipital Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugur Uygunoglu
    • 1
  • Aksel Siva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyCerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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