Psychological Therapy in Adolescents with Chronic Daily Headache

Matteo Chiappedi, Martina Maria Mensi, Cristiano Termine, Umberto Balottin

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Abstract

Chronic daily headache is a serious disease, causing significant problems in terms of reduced quality of life and disability, with pain localized to the head (headache) occurring 15 or more days per month for more than 3 months (>180 days per year). Drugs, both used as preventive medications or as pain-killers, are insufficient for the management of these patients; a more global approach has been advocated. This paper reviews existing data concerning different psychological approaches, with a focus on adolescence. This leads to evidence still unanswered questions but also the importance to include psychological treatments in the management of this potentially disabling condition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Chronic daily headache
  • Psychology
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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