Psychiatric comorbidity in chronic daily headache

A. P. Verri, A. P. Cecchini, C. Galli, F. Granella, G. Sandrini, G. Nappi

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Clinical evidence suggests that chronic daily headache (CDH) occurs in association with psychopathologies: previous studies have focused particularly on migraine. To evaluate this association, we studied, using the DSM-IIIR criteria, a population of 88 patients (18M, 70F) affected by CDH (mean duration 7.4±8.7 years). We documented the presence of a psychiatric disorder in 90% of this population. The most frequent diagnosis was a comorbidity of anxiety and mood disorders. The comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and headache has important implications as far as treatment is concerned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalCephalalgia, Supplement
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Chronic daily headache
  • Comorbidity
  • Psychopathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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