What the signs and symptoms of pediatric tension headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Distinguishing characteristics of tension headaches include the following:

  • Occurring during times of obvious stress

  • Involving the neck and occiput

  • Continuous pain

  • No nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

  • Family history of migraine is less likely

  • In some patients, obvious symptoms of depression; in this subgroup, headaches are relieved when depression is treated


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