How Tension-Type Headache Presents
The substantial societal and individual burdens associated with tension-type headache (TTH) constitute a major public health issue that has previously been overlooked. Tension-type headache is extremely prevalent, affecting up to 78% of the general population; roughly 3% suffer from chronic tension-type headache. Tension-type headache is the most featureless of headaches. An accurate diagnosis, in which the individual headache episode is distinguished from migraine and from a secondary headache, especially medication overuse headache, is essential. The use of a diagnostic headache diary is helpful for treatment planning. Possible triggers and comorbidity with other disorders, in particular depression, should also be assessed before treatment is initiated.
KeywordsInternational Headache Society Medication Overuse Migraine Without Aura Secondary Headache Medication Overuse Headache
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