Tension type headache in adolescence and childhood: Where are we now?

Teshamae S. Monteith, Till Sprenger

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Tension type headache (TTH) is a primary headache disorder considered common in children and adolescents. It remains debatable whether TTH and migraine are separate biological entities. This review summarizes the most recent literature of TTH with regards to children and adolescents. Further studies of TTH are needed to develop a biologically based classification system that may be facilitated through understanding changes in the developing brain during childhood and adolescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-430
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Calcitonin gene receptor peptide
  • Children
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Migraine
  • Tension-type headache


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