Chronic Tension Type Headache

The most common form of headache is tension-type headaches, occurring in about three-quarters of the general population. In some cases they can range from occasional mild headache to headaches that are daily disabling. Throughout the years, anxiety-type headaches have been named by many names, including tension headache, muscle contraction headache, psychomyogenic headache, stress headache, ordinary headache, big headache, idiopathic headache, and psychogenic headache. Only "tension headaches" of those names are still used fairly frequently. As you can see from the names by which tension-type headache was known, the cause of tension-type headache was thought at one time to be mainly neurological, triggered by the mind or emotions. Studies have now been starkly indicating a physical (neurobiological) cause.    

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