Post-traumatic headache: neuropsychological and clinical aspects.

M. Fioravanti, L. Ramelli, A. Napoleoni, R. Lazzari, S. Ruggieri, R. Cerbo, R. Formisano, G. Grillo, M. Feliciani, A. Agnoli

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Abstract

Seventy patients suffering from post-traumatic headache were studied. Pain characteristics, personality and intellectual functions were assessed to be related to cranial trauma. No evident signs of brain damage were present, but an impairment related to pain in personal adjustment and well-being reducing work and study capabilities was identified. A psychopathological condition described as anxiety with somatizations and conversion mechanisms was found and when compared with the psychopathological characteristics from a group of common headache patients no differences were obtained between the two groups. DSM III diagnostic possibilities for post-traumatic headache patients were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalCephalalgia
Volume3 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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