Co-Morbid Psychological Conditions in Pediatric Headaches

Children and adolescents with chronic daily headaches (CDH) often have co-morbid psychological conditions, though their prevalence is unclear. Pediatric CDH patients may have higher rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression. However, some researchers have found that scores on depression and anxiety screening measures for pediatric migraine patients are within normal range. Barriers to identifying patients with psychiatric disorders have included limited validated screening tools and lack of available mental health resources.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review aims to identify perioperative patient-related factors that are associated with the development of persistent postoperative pain (PPP) in patients undergoing spine surgery.Recent FindingsTwenty-one studies published between 2000 and 2019 were included in this literature review. The following five patient-related factors were identified to be associated with the development of PPP after spine surgery: anxiety, depression, pain catastrophizing, pain sensitivity, and preoperative opioid consumption.SummaryThe existing literature suggests that the risk factors for developing chronic pain af...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Experiencing one or more ACEs vs none was associated with higher risk of headaches in children, and difficulty due to family's income was the only ACE independently associated with headaches. Our findings support results of other studies on ACEs and headache in young adults and suggest that adverse ACE-related health outcomes begin earlier than previously recognized. Additionally, struggling due to low income may represent a constellation of chronic stressors that independently contribute to poor health outcomes in childhood as compared to other individual ACEs. Future research should examine the importance of ...
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Stress Migraine Headaches Brain Tests (Medical) Eyes and Eyesight Ears and Hearing Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Doctors Source Type: news
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Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
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Source: Current Neurovascular Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Neurovasc Res Source Type: research
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Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Relationships Self-Help Loneliness Source Type: blogs
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Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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