Association between psychopathology and headache syndromes

Curr Opin Neurol. 1995 Jun;8(3):248-51. doi: 10.1097/00019052-199506000-00017.


During the past year, several important papers have confirmed the association between psychological factors and headache. Recent studies are beginning to identify the specificity of the general association of headache subtypes with subtypes of psychiatric disorders and psychological traits. Studies of this topic have increasingly moved from the clinical arena to the community at large. Finally, much of the research on this topic is now driven by the goal of understanding the possible mechanisms for the concurrence of psychopathology and headache.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Headache / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Migraine Disorders / psychology*
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / psychology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Somatoform Disorders / psychology*