Headaches common in year following traumatic brain injury, especially among females

Aug 18, 2011

Recurring headaches are common during the year following a traumatic brain injury, regardless of the severity of the traumatic brain injury, and they tend to occur more often among females and those with a pre-traumatic brain injury history of headache, according to an article in Journal of Neurotrauma.

More than 70% of patients who had suffered a traumatic brain injury reported having headaches during the first year after their injury. This finding is a result of a multicenter study described by Jeanne Hoffman PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, and a group of colleagues.

Females and persons with a pre-injury history of headache were significantly more likely to report headache, but there was no statistical link between incidence of post-injury headache and the severity of the traumatic brain injury.

Source: News Release
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
August 18, 2011