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Headache in Children and Adolescents: A Broader Approach Is Needed than in Adults

  • Timothy J. SteinerEmail author
  • Derya Uluduz
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Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Abstract

Headache-attributed burden among children and adolescents is less well estimated than in adults, but nonetheless undoubtedly high. Common among these age groups are mild headaches lasting less than 1 h, which do not conform to the diagnostic criteria for migraine or tension-type headache. A broader approach must recognize these as a headache type (undifferentiated headache [UdH]); otherwise the account of headache among children and adolescents will be very incomplete. This chapter describes the features and importance of UdH.

Keywords

Children and adolescents Headache disorders Migraine Tension-type headache Undifferentiated headache Public health Burden of disease Global Campaign against Headache 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neuromedicine and Movement ScienceNTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Division of Brain SciencesImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Neurology Department, Cerrahpaşa School of MedicineIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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