Classification of Daily and Near‐Daily Headaches: Proposed Revisions to the IHS Criteria

Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, Seymour Solomon, Ninan T. Mathew

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SYNOPSIS The International Headache Society (IHS) headache classification, while a major advance, does not adequately classify the daily and near‐daily headache disorders known as chronic daily headache (CDH). We believe that chronic daily headache is a group of disorders which includes chronic tension‐type headache (CTTH), transformed migraine (TM), new daily persistent headache (NDPH), and hemicrania continua (HC). We propose specific criteria for transformed migraine, new daily persistent headache, and hemicrania continua, and have modified the criteria for chronic tension‐type headache.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalHeadache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • chronic daily headache
  • hemicrania continua
  • tension‐type Headach
  • transformed migraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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