Chapter 10. Tension-Type Headache: Diagnosis and Treatment

  1. Andrew D. Hershey MD, PhD, FAHS Professor1,
  2. Scott W. Powers PhD, ABPP, FAHS Professor2,
  3. Paul Winner DO, FAAN, FAAP, FAHS Clinical Professor3,4 and
  4. Marielle A. Kabbouche MD Assistant Professor1

Published Online: 23 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740712.ch10

Pediatric Headaches in Clinical Practice

Pediatric Headaches in Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Hershey, A. D., Powers, S. W., Winner, P. and Kabbouche, M. A. (2009) Tension-Type Headache: Diagnosis and Treatment, in Pediatric Headaches in Clinical Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740712.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  2. 2

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine Cincinnati, OH, USA

  3. 3

    Palm Beach Neurology, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

  4. 4

    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512739

Online ISBN: 9780470740712

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Keywords:

  • tension-type headache - diagnosis and treatment;
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications - ibuprofen or naproxen sodium;
  • in adults, TTHs being common type of primary headache disorder;
  • episodic TTH, self-limiting;
  • amitriptyline, for prophylaxis of chronic TTH

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diagnosis of Tension-type Headaches (TTHs)

  • Epidemiology

  • Treatment