American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Psychological Symptoms in Young Adults with Tension Type Headaches
Aysın Sınal, Turgay Akalın

Our objective was to reveal the psychological symptoms of 18-25 y/o university students, who without a secondary disease complained of tension headaches in comparison to the psychological symptoms of the control group without headache and adult patients in the literature. To summarise, the mean test, where mean values of both sexes were taken together and the mean values of sparse and frequent episodic type headache groups were found to be higher than the control group. The Anova test used showed significant differences between the mean and frequency of headache-free and frequent episodic tension type headache. While the Pearson Correlation Analysis did not show any relationship between age and all psychological symptoms, there was a significant positive relationship between somatisation, depression and all psychological symptoms (except paranoia). Foremost, our study results indicated the presence of psychiatric symptoms in tension-type headaches. These results determined similarities when compared to other related studies.

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