Hypermetabolic Disorders Presenting as Headache with Anxiety and Depression

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Patients with anxiety and depression frequently complain of headache chronically. Two cases of patients with hyper-metabolic disorders presenting as headache with anxiety and depression are presented. One patient had a pheochromocytoma and one patient had hyperthyroidism. In addition to specific neurologic and psychiatric disorders, hypermetabolic disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic cephalgia with anxiety and depression.

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