Central mechanisms of stress-induced headache

Stuart CATHCART, John Petkov, Anthony Winefield, Kurt Lushington, Paul Rolan

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    Stress is the most commonly reported trigger of an episode of chronic tension-type headache (CTTH); however, the causal significance has not been experimentally demonstrated to date. Stress may trigger CTTH through hyperalgesic effects on already sensitized pain pathways in CTTH sufferers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)285-295
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    CATHCART, S., Petkov, J., Winefield, A., Lushington, K., & Rolan, P. (2010). Central mechanisms of stress-induced headache. Cephalalgia, 30, 285-295. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2982.2009.01917.x