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Tension Headaches

  • William J. Ray
  • James M. Raczynski
  • Todd Rogers
  • William H. Kimball

Abstract

Tension headaches are one of the most frequently reported psychophysiological disorders. The majority of the population have headaches at least occasionally, and millions of Americans report severe tension headaches (Bakal, 1975; Diamond & Furlong, 1976). Tension headaches (also called muscle contraction or psychogenic headaches) typically consist of a constant, bandlike pain across and on both sides of the forehead or neck. In severe cases, they may occur almost daily. Although the pain is often quite severe, it is typically not associated with nausea or incapacitation (Dalessio, 1972).

Keywords

Headache Frequency Tension Headache Relative Cost Effectiveness Nonspecific Factor False Feedback 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Ray
    • 1
  • James M. Raczynski
    • 1
  • Todd Rogers
    • 1
  • William H. Kimball
    • 1
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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