Headache is an invisible handicap. Patients are often unaware of suffering different types of headache concurrently and, instead, experience theirs as one and the same type. In order to understand and improve treatment it is essential to differentiate these various types. The diagnostic process of migraine, tension-type headache and cluster headache and their pathophysiological background are discussed. Migraine can not be diagnosed by means of an objective test, such as a blood test or a CAT-scan. We have to rely completely on the history, which is often complicated when there are mixed types of headache or comorbidity.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pathogenesis and diagnostics. Medical aspects of headache|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Mar 2000|