Headache & Pain
Psychological factors and headache
Although headache is almost always a biochemical disorder, psychological factors often play a contributory role in headache onset and/or a reactive role in headache maintenance. There is a high level of comorbidity between headache and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. Psychological interventions such as psychotherapy and biofeedback are not only useful adjuncts to medication therapy, but also permit patients to be actively involved in managing their lifestyles.
Nov. 16, 2020