Primary headache

Primary headache

A headache that is not caused by another disease or medical condition. Tension headaches are a subtype of primary headache.
Mentioned in: Tension Headache
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Differentiate various primary headache disorder and able to spot the most common secondary headache disorder.
He said that it is classified as primary headache or idiopathic and secondary headache means due to some disease.
Conclusion: The primary headache was common among outpatients with depressive disorder, predominantly tension-type headache and migraine without aura.
The most important causes of primary headache are migraine, tension type, trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, and cluster headache.
In the latest beta version of international headache classification hypnic headache (HH) syndrome, 'alarm clock headache' is regarded as a rare primary headache disorder (2).
Migraine is defined as a common primary headache and is the sixth most common disabling disease.
SUMMARY--Migraine and tension type headache are the most common disabling primary headache disorders.
The diagnosis of headache is usually made on subjective symptoms and is generally classified into two types, primary headache and secondary headache.
Patients diagnosed with comorbid headache and depression or anxiety (comorbid depression or anxiety) fit the primary headache and depression or anxiety criteria.
com)-- Research presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus in early October in Washington, DC, showed that 60 percent of adult patients who were diagnosed with primary headache had one or more comorbidities which raised the average annual cost of their healthcare to over $20,000.
The gammaCore device is an external vagal nerve stimulator already approved in Canada and Europe for the treatment of primary headache disorders.
A primary headache is not a symptom of an underlying disease; it is caused by over activity of pain-sensitive structures in the head.

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