Migraine and Tension-Type Headache

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195133790
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863730 | DOI:
Migraine and Tension-Type Headache

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This chapter provides information on the epidemiology of headache, with major sections devoted to migraine and tension-type headache. The clinical features of each headache type are discussed, and details of International Headache Society (IHS) criteria are described. This is followed by a summary of studies related to the incidence and prevalence, and a description of how headache frequency varies by age, sex, race, and geographic region. The chapter provides a summary of risk factors for headache, in addition to describing triggering factors among headache sufferers. The final section is devoted to a discussion of the impact of headaches, including frequency, severity, and health-related quality of life.

Keywords: headache; migraine headache; tension-type headache; clinical features; case definition; incidence; prevalence; risk factors; triggering factors; quality of life

Chapter.  8563 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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