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  1. Headaches and psychopathology in children and adolescents.

    Article - En anglais


    To examine the association between chronic headaches and DSM-III-R-defined psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, in a population-based sample of children and adolescents.


    1,013 children aged 9 to 15 years in the Great Smoky Mountains Study were evaluated annually over a 3-year period using the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment, a child and parent diagnostic psychiatric interview.

    Headaches that lasted at least 1 hour and occurred at least once a week during the 3 months prior to the interview were studied.


    Girls with depression and anxiety disorders had a significantly greater prevalence of headaches than girls without an internalizing disorder.

    This association was not found for boys.

    Conduct disorder was significantly associated with headaches in boys.

    Each of these associations was constant with age.


    This study suggests that a distinct gender difference exists between boys and girls in the associations between headaches and psychopathology.

    Carroll's theory of dysfunction in central pain regulation as an underlying cause of depression is discussed in relation to the proposed serotonergic dysregulation common to headaches, depression, anxiety, aggression, and pain.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Céphalée, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Etat dépressif, Trouble conduite, Trouble anxieux, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Sexe, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Préadolescent, Adolescent, Douleur, Système nerveux pathologie, Trouble neurologique, Trouble humeur, Trouble comportement social

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Headache, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Depression, Conduct disorder, Anxiety disorder, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Sex, School age, Child, Human, Preadolescent, Adolescent, Pain, Nervous system diseases, Neurological disorder, Mood disorder, Social behavior disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0415138

    Code Inist : 002B18D08. Création : 25/01/1999.