Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Headache

Reena Ardeshna, M.D., Jason Rosenberg, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • A headache can be broadly defined as pain located anywhere in the region of the head or neck.
  • It is important to differentiate between:
    • Primary headaches, which include tension, migraine, and cluster and
    • Secondary headaches, which occur in the setting of underlying disease

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Last updated: May 2, 2017