Tension headache

Summary of Tension headache
Tension headache or tension-type headache is the most common type of primary headache. Tension-type headache pain is often described as a constant pressure, as if the head were being squeezed in a vise. The pain can radiate from the lower back of the head, neck, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body typically affects the head bilaterally. They usually occur for a duration longer than 30 minutes, typically four to six hours.

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Nervous system

Central nervous system disorders
Central and peripheral nervous system disorders
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Autonomic nervous system disorders
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Tension headaches usually lead to constant pain for a duration (greater/less) than 30 minutes.

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A 23-year-old woman comes to the clinic complaining of chronic tension headaches. She says that it often feels like she has a tight band around her forehead. This occurs, on average, twice per month, and has affected her for the past 5 years. Which of the following is characteristic of her diagnosis?

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