Patients with chronic tension-type headache have impairments in cognitive ability and neuroendocrine dysfunction.
Vestibular rehabilitation was found to ameliorate headache, dizziness, and psychological factors in patients with vestibular migraine or a combination of tension-type headache and dizziness.
There is a need for better assessment of autonomic symptoms in pediatric headache patients.
Non-medication approaches such as biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful adjunct therapies and may help with more long-term coping strategies.
Adequate diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depression needed for improved management of tension-type headaches.
Children and teens with chronic headache pain and suspected of having an underlying psychiatric disorder should be screened for anxiety and depression.
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