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When tension headaches become chronic

Steefel, Lorraine DNP, MSN, RN, CTN-A; Novak, Donna RN, MSN, WHN-BC, DNP

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000421428.85295.a9
Feature: HEADACHES: CE Connection

Abstract: This article provides background, diagnostic, treatment, and management information about the most common form of headache: tension-type headache (TTH). Using a typical patient case scenario, it illustrates evidence-based therapies that NPs can offer patients whose TTH has become chronic due to medication overuse.

Author Information

Lorraine Steefel is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at UMDNJ-School of Nursing, Newark, N.J.

Donna Novak is a Family Planning Nurse Practitioner for Philadelphia FIGHT's Youth Health Empowerment Project in Philadelphia, Pa.

The authors and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.