Chronic Headache, Pain Disorders in Girls Linked

By Boschert, Sherry | Clinical Psychiatry News, December 2010 | Go to article overview

Chronic Headache, Pain Disorders in Girls Linked


Boschert, Sherry, Clinical Psychiatry News


LOS ANGELES -- Three-fourths of 82 adolescent girls with chronic daily headache also fulfilled diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, and other pain-related disorders and comorbidities were common in a screening study.

Although adults with chronic daily headache are known to be at higher risk for pain in other body regions, compared with adults without chronic daily headache, it has not been known whether this phenomenon also applies to adolescents, or to what extent.

Dr. Daniel J. Lacey screened for "central sensitization" pain comorbidities in adolescent girls with chronic daily headache seen in the chronic pain or adolescent headache clinics at a Midwestern children's hospital. He also screened for more commonly recognized comorbidities-anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders -in children with chronic headache, as well as for neck and back pain, orthostatic intolerance, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and joint pain or swelling.

In all, 62 patients (75%) had more than five positive fibromyalgia syndrome tender points, although only 25 of these patients complained of chronic widespread pain (40% of screen-positive patients), he reported in a poster presentation at the meeting. In addition, 49 patients (60%) screened positive for irritable bowel disease, and 37 patients (45%) reported at least moderate neck and /or back pain. Most patients complained of significant chronic tiredness, and 12 (15%) screened positive for chronic fatigue syndrome, reported Dr. Lacey of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Almost the entire cohort had mild orthostatic intolerance, and 16 patients (19%) felt that it was disruptive. Five patients (6%) had postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Although 19 patients (23%) said that anxiety and/or depression were significant issues, mothers of the patients rated these two problems as much more consequential, he said.

Nearly all patients complained of at least moderate levels of nonrestorative sleep. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Chronic Headache, Pain Disorders in Girls Linked
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.