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Tension-Type Headache (Tension Headache)

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; Headache, Stress; Headache, Tension-Type; Headache, Tension-Vascular; Headaches, Idiopathic; Headaches, Psychogenic; Headaches, Stress; Headaches, Tension; Headaches, Tension-Type; Headaches, Tension-Vascular; Idiopathic Headaches; Psychogenic Headaches; Stress Headaches; Tension Headaches; Tension Type Headache; Tension Vascular Headache; Tension-Type Headaches; Tension-Vascular Headaches; Psychogenic Headache; Stress Headache; Tension-Vascular Headache
Networked: 783 relevant articles (111 outcomes, 199 trials/studies)

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Related Diseases

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

Experts

1. Bendtsen, L: 14 articles (01/2010 - 06/2000)
2. Jensen, R: 11 articles (06/2012 - 07/2000)
3. Olesen, J: 9 articles (11/2004 - 09/2000)
4. Ashina, M: 9 articles (11/2004 - 09/2000)
5. Diener, H C: 7 articles (10/2011 - 08/2000)
6. Evers, Stefan: 6 articles (04/2011 - 06/2004)
7. Katsarava, Z: 6 articles (03/2011 - 01/2001)
8. Andrasik, F: 6 articles (06/2007 - 10/2001)
9. Fritsche, G: 6 articles (01/2005 - 08/2000)
10. Diener, Hans-Christoph: 5 articles (09/2015 - 10/2007)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Tension-Type Headache:
1. Amitriptyline (Elavil)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Caffeine (No Doz)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin)IBA
5. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Ibuprofen (Motrin)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine)IBA
8. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants)IBA
9. tizanidine (Zanaflex)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Naproxen (Naprosyn)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback)
2. Musculoskeletal Manipulations (Manipulative Therapy)
3. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
5. Lasers (Laser)