11. Diagnosis, Subtypes, Epidemiology, Progression, Prognosis, and Comorbidity of Tension-type Headache

  1. Matthew S. Robbins MD,
  2. Brian M. Grosberg MD and
  3. Richard B. Lipton MD
  1. Sara C. Crystal1,
  2. Uri Napchan3 and
  3. Matthew S. Robbins2

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch11

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How to Cite

Crystal, S. C., Napchan, U. and Robbins, M. S. (2013) Diagnosis, Subtypes, Epidemiology, Progression, Prognosis, and Comorbidity of Tension-type Headache, in Headache (eds M. S. Robbins, B. M. Grosberg and R. B. Lipton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Montefi ore Headache Center, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

  3. 3

    Middletown Medical PC, Middletown, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654729

Online ISBN: 9781118678961

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Keywords:

  • tension-type headache;
  • episodic;
  • chronic;
  • classification;
  • diagnosis;
  • epidemiology;
  • progression;
  • prognosis;
  • comorbidities

Summary

Across all age groups, tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent type of headache worldwide. TTH is common, disabling, and associated with various comorbidities. This chapter focuses on the diagnostic criteria for TTH, epidemiology of episodic and chronic tension-type headache in various age groups, factors associated with its progression and remission, and its medical and psychiatric comorbidities.