Behavioural Approaches to Headaches

Paul R. Martin

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Headaches are a common problem, and psychological factors are widely acknowledged as playing a critical role in the development and maintenance of a high proportion of cases. This mini series consists of six contributions to the headache literature from researchers working in Australia. The papers focus on cycles in headache activity; behavioural patterns, copying styles and personality characteristics of headache sufferers; psychophysiological pain mechanisms; and potential adverse consequences of simplistic treatment approaches. The emphasis on non-treatment studies is unusual in this field but argued to be appropriate in view of the lack of knowledge concerning basic headache processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalBehaviour Change
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1987
Externally publishedYes

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