Idiopathic Headaches: Relationship to Life Events
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 26, Issue 10, pages 503–508, November 1986
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Nattero, G., Lorenzo, C. D., Biale, L., Torrie, E. and Ancona, M. (1986), Idiopathic Headaches: Relationship to Life Events. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 26: 503–508. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1986.hed2610503.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication: October 14, 1986
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228 patients were interviewed using Paykel's list. The aim of this study was to detect possible differences among vascular, tension and tension-vascular headaches with special attention to stressing events preceding the onset of headache.
The statistical analysis of the results showed significant differences among the groups studied for the weight of life events in the 10 years prior to the onset of headache. Minor differences emerged for the year immediately prior to the headache onset. Particular differences were also observed in the distribution of life events with the aid of qualitative analysis.
Worthy of notice is the fact that the migraineurs tested resuIted to be less damaged by stress than the other patients.