Epidemiology of tension-type headache

Sara C. Crystal, Matthew S. Robbins

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Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent type of headache across all age groups worldwide. TTH is common, disabling, and associated with medical and psychiatric comorbidities. This review will focus on the epidemiologies of episodic and chronic TTH in various age groups, factors associated with progression and remission, comorbidities, and the burden of TTH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent pain and headache reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Chronic daily headache
  • Comorbidity
  • Epidemiology
  • Progression
  • Tension-type headache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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