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Chronic headache in young patients: clinical aspects and treatment suggestions.
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PMID:  12811606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The term "chronic daily headache" (CDH) is used to describe a patient who suffers from recurrent headache, at an average frequency of 15 days per month without an underlying serious medical condition. CDH, sometimes referred to as chronic non-progressive headache, was described in adults by Mathew et al. in 1987. Estimating the incidence and prevalence of this disorder has been difficult, because universally agreed criteria regarding the classification of CDH in children and adolescents have not been reached. This condition is a source of concern and disability both for the patient as well as their family. CDH may be associated with comorbid anxiety or depression, resulting in a tremendous amount of dysfunction for the youngster and the family.
L Grazzi; S Usai; G Bussone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Lectures    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  24 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1590-1874     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-17     Completed Date:  2003-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S112-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
C. Besta National Neurological Institute, Via Celoria 11, I-20133 Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services
Biological Factors
Headache Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy*
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0/Biological Factors

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