Tension headaches

As many as 88% of all women at some point are affected by tension headaches.

The 1-year prevalence rate for chronic tension headache in the general population is about 3% in women and 1.5% in men.

Tricyclic antidepressants are the primary drug therapy for chronic tension headaches.

Antidepressant medication and stress management therapy are each modestly effective in treating chronic tension type headaches.

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