Motor Vehicle Accidents, Headaches and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment Findings in a Consecutive Series
Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 147–151, March 1992
How to Cite
Hickling, E. J., Blanchard, E. B., Silverman, D. J. and Schwarz, S. R. (1992), Motor Vehicle Accidents, Headaches and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment Findings in a Consecutive Series. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 32: 147–151. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1992.hed3203147.x
- Issue online: 19 MAY 2005
- Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: December 31, 1991.
- Post-traumatic headaches;
- Post-traumatic stressdisorder
Results of 20 consecutive cases referred for post-traumatic headache (PT-HA) to a psychological practice were assessed for both psychiatric and neurological diagnoses. Nineteen of the 20 cases (95%) had a diagnosable psychiatric disorder, with 15 presenting with a post-traumatic stress disorder. Prior headache history was reported for only 25% of the referred patients, while a prior psychiatric disorder was found for 7 (35%) of the cases. Findings suggest that consideration of a psychiatric disorder should be made for PT-HA patients.