Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada.
Couple Therapy and Chronic Headache: A Preliminary Outcome Study
Article first published online: 21 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 29, Issue 7, pages 455–457, July 1989
How to Cite
Roy, R. (1989), Couple Therapy and Chronic Headache: A Preliminary Outcome Study. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 29: 455–457. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1989.hed2907455.x
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 21 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: March 3, 1989.
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This brief report examines the factors that led to successful completion of couple therapy with 8 chronic headache patients and their spouses, as opposed to another 8 couples who dropped out of treatment. Overall, the couples who successfully completed therapy were in less strifeful marriages and were confronted with specific life change events as opposed to the couples who dropped out, who gave evidence of chronic marital difficulties. Family and couple therapy for chronic headache sufferers is recommended on a selective basis.