Chronic daily headache (CDH) represents a challenge in clinical practice and the scientific field. CDH with onset in children and adolescents represent a matchless opportunity to understand mechanisms involved in adult CDH. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnosis, prognosis and psychiatric co-morbidity of CDH with young onset in the young. Fifty-nine CDH patients has been followed from 1997 to 2001 in our department. Headache and psychiatric diagnoses were made on the basis of the international system of classification (International Headache Society, 1988; DSM-IV). Chi square test and multinomial logistic regressions were applied to analyse factors predicting outcome. The current diagnostic system allows a diagnosis in 80% of CDH patients, even if age-related characteristics have been evidenced. Psychiatric disorders are notable in CDH (about 64% of patients) and predict (mainly anxiety) a poorer outcome. Surprisingly, analgesic overuse is not involved in the chronicization process. Diagnosis of CDH needs further study. Psychiatric disorders predict a worse outcome and greater account should be taken of them in treatment planning.

Chronic daily headache in childhood and adolescence: clinical aspects and a 4-year follow-up / Galli F.; Patron L.; Russo P.M.; Bruni O.; Ferini Strambi L.; Guidetti V.. - In: CEPHALALGIA. - ISSN 0333-1024. - STAMPA. - 24:(2004), pp. 850-858..

Chronic daily headache in childhood and adolescence: clinical aspects and a 4-year follow-up

RUSSO, PAOLO MARIA;
2004

Abstract

Chronic daily headache (CDH) represents a challenge in clinical practice and the scientific field. CDH with onset in children and adolescents represent a matchless opportunity to understand mechanisms involved in adult CDH. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnosis, prognosis and psychiatric co-morbidity of CDH with young onset in the young. Fifty-nine CDH patients has been followed from 1997 to 2001 in our department. Headache and psychiatric diagnoses were made on the basis of the international system of classification (International Headache Society, 1988; DSM-IV). Chi square test and multinomial logistic regressions were applied to analyse factors predicting outcome. The current diagnostic system allows a diagnosis in 80% of CDH patients, even if age-related characteristics have been evidenced. Psychiatric disorders are notable in CDH (about 64% of patients) and predict (mainly anxiety) a poorer outcome. Surprisingly, analgesic overuse is not involved in the chronicization process. Diagnosis of CDH needs further study. Psychiatric disorders predict a worse outcome and greater account should be taken of them in treatment planning.
2004
Chronic daily headache in childhood and adolescence: clinical aspects and a 4-year follow-up / Galli F.; Patron L.; Russo P.M.; Bruni O.; Ferini Strambi L.; Guidetti V.. - In: CEPHALALGIA. - ISSN 0333-1024. - STAMPA. - 24:(2004), pp. 850-858..
Galli F.; Patron L.; Russo P.M.; Bruni O.; Ferini Strambi L.; Guidetti V.
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