The Role of Psychopathology in Chronic Headache: Cause or Effect?
Article first published online: 21 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 295–301, May 1989
How to Cite
Blanchard, E. B., Kirsch, C. A., Appelbaum, K. A. and Jaccard, J. (1989), The Role of Psychopathology in Chronic Headache: Cause or Effect?. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 29: 295–301. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1989.hed2905295.x
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 21 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: February 21, 1989.
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The psychological test results (BDI, STAI, PSC, and MMPI Scales 1, 2, 3, and 7) of 492 chronic headache patients were subjected to five analyses in order to test two hypotheses about the relation of headache activity and psychopathology/ personality: (H-1), that psychopathology “causes” headache; and (H-2), that headache “causes” psychopathology. No support was found for H-2. There was modest support for H-1.