This research was supported by NIH grant R01-NS-25114.
Anger and Hostility in Tension-Type Headache
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 302–304, May 1991
How to Cite
Hatch, J. P., Schoenfeld, L. S., Boutros, N. N., Seleshi, E., Moore, P. J. and Cyr-Provost, M. (1991), Anger and Hostility in Tension-Type Headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 31: 302–304. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1991.hed3105302.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: February 2, 1991
- Cited By
- Psychological testing;
- Tension-type headaches
A battery of standardized psychometric tests was administered to a group of 47 episodic tension-type headache sufferers and 47 headache-free controls. Compared to controls, headache subjects showed higher levels of anxiety, depression, and anger/hostility. The groups did not differ significantly on a measure of anger expressed toward persons or objects, but headache subjects showed significantly greater levels of suppressed anger. The results provide objective data that are in general agreement with predictions derived from psychosomatic theories about the interrelationships among anxiety, depression, and anger/hostility.