18. New Daily Persistent Headache

  1. Matthew S. Robbins MD,
  2. Brian M. Grosberg MD and
  3. Richard B. Lipton MD
  1. Matthew S. Robbins

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch18



How to Cite

Robbins, M. S. (2013) New Daily Persistent Headache, in Headache (eds M. S. Robbins, B. M. Grosberg and R. B. Lipton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118678961.ch18

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654729

Online ISBN: 9781118678961



  • new daily-persistent headache;
  • chronic daily headache


New daily-persistent headache (NDPH) is a form of primary chronic daily headache (CDH) that distinguishes itself by its continuous head pain from the onset. NDPH is rare in the population, but not uncommonly seen in tertiary care. It can be diagnosed only after excluding secondary etiologies. In this chapter we review the varying diagnostic criteria, clinical features, epidemiology, prognosis, and therapy of this distinctive and often intractable primary headache disorder.