Effect of mental stress on cold pain in chronic tension-type headache sufferers

Stuart CATHCART, Anthony Winefield, Kurt Lushington, Paul Rolan

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Abstract

Mental stress is a noted contributing factor in chronic tension-type headache (CTH), however the mechanisms underlying this are not clearly understood. One proposition is that stress aggravates already increased pain sensitivity in CTH sufferers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-373
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Headache and Pain
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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CATHCART, Stuart ; Winefield, Anthony ; Lushington, Kurt ; Rolan, Paul. / Effect of mental stress on cold pain in chronic tension-type headache sufferers. In: Journal of Headache and Pain. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 5. pp. 367-373.
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In: Journal of Headache and Pain, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2009, p. 367-373.

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