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Rev Neurol (Paris). 2005 Jul;161(6-7):723-4.

[Headaches associated with psychiatric disorders].

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  • 1Unité de Traitement des Douloureux Chroniques, CHRU Pellegrin, Bordeaux, France.

Abstract

Attributing the cause of headache to psychiatric disorders implies a direct causal relationship between the former and the later. According to the 2nd version of the IHS classification, headache can be secondary to psychotic disorders, somatisation disorders, undifferentiated somatoform disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders (separation anxiety disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorders, social phobia, and post traumatic stress disorders, especially in case of head injury). Psychosocial functioning of these patients is severely impaired and their medical costs are high.

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