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Tension-Type Headache (Tension Headache) Summary

Description: A common primary headache disorder, characterized by a dull, non-pulsatile, diffuse, band-like (or vice-like) PAIN of mild to moderate intensity in the HEAD; SCALP; or NECK. The subtypes are classified by frequency and severity of symptoms. There is no clear cause even though it has been associated with MUSCLE CONTRACTION and stress. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)

Also Known As: Tension Headache; Headache, Tension; Idiopathic Headache; Headache, Idiopathic; Headache, Psychogenic Show All >>

Networked: 783 relevant articles (111 outcomes, 199 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Tension-Type Headache

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Amitriptyline (Elavil) : 11 outcomes 14 studies in 50 results : FDA 198 Generic
  2. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) : 9 outcomes 9 studies in 33 results : FDA 409 Generic
  3. Caffeine (No Doz) : 9 outcomes 7 studies in 22 results : FDA 88 Generic
  4. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 6 outcomes 13 studies in 43 results : IBA
  5. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 22 results : FDA 80 Generic
  6. Ibuprofen (Motrin) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 15 results : FDA 197 Generic
  7. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 41 results : IBA
  8. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 13 results : IBA
  9. tizanidine (Zanaflex) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 9 results : FDA 15 Generic
  10. Naproxen (Naprosyn) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 6 results : FDA 40 Generic
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Diseases Related to Tension-Type Headache

  1. Migraine Disorders (Migraine)
  2. Headache (Headaches)
  3. Pain (Aches)
  4. Headache Disorders (Headache Syndromes)
  5. Tension-Type Headache (Tension Headache)
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Key Therapies for Tension-Type Headache

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  1. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 12 outcomes 11 studies in 83 results
  2. Musculoskeletal Manipulations (Manipulative Therapy) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 18 results
  3. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 7 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 21 results
  5. Lasers (Laser) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 8 results
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