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International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences

Psychological Symptoms in Young Adults with Migraine and Tension type Headaches

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Headache, Migraine, Tension Type Headache, SCL-90-R Psychological Symptom Research Scale, International Classification of Headache Disorders 3 ICHD-3
  • Akalin, Turgay
  • Sinal, Aysin
In this study, we aimed to reveal the psychological symptoms of university students aged 18-25 years who had no headache and complained of migraine or tension headaches. These symptoms were compared with similar studies in other age groups and the similarity or differentiation of psychological symptoms was investigated. Our method; the study included 75 cases of migraine, 75 Tension Headache and 42 headache-free controls. All of the participants were given a questionnaire containing the questions that meet the criteria of International Classification of Headache Disorders 3 (ICHD-3) Migraine and Tension Type Headache classification and SCL-90-R Psychological Symptom Research Scale was applied. As a result of the headache survey, Migraine (62 Migraine without Migraine, 13 Migraine with Migraine) and Tension Type Headache (47 rare episodic TTH, 27 frequent episodic TTH and one chronic TTH) were classified. SPSS statistical program was nused to analise the data. Our results showed that; the mean psychological symptom values of migraine groups with and without aura were higher than the control group. In both rare and frequent episodic tension headache groups, the mean values of all symptoms were higher than the control group. The Anova Test showed significant differences between the mean values of psychological symptoms of tension-type headache groups, migraine-type headache groups and control group without headache (Somatisation p

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