Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 449–454 | Cite as

Epidemiology of Tension-type Headache

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Abstract

Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent type of headache across all age groups worldwide. TTH is common, disabling, and associated with medical and psychiatric comorbidities. This review will focus on the epidemiologies of episodic and chronic TTH in various age groups, factors associated with progression and remission, comorbidities, and the burden of TTH.

Keywords

Tension-type headache Epidemiology Progression Comorbidity Chronic daily headache 

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No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Montefiore Headache Center and the Saul R. Korey Department of NeurologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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