K A Appelbaum

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The psychological test results (BDI, STAI, PSC, and MMPI Scales 1, 2, 3, and 7) of 492 chronic headache patients were subjected to five analyses in order to test two hypotheses about the relation of headache activity and psychopathology/personality: (H-1), that psychopathology "causes" headache; and (H-2), that headache "causes" psychopathology. No support(More)
Three separate, but similar, studies are described in which the psychologic effects (depression, anxiety, and overall degree of psychosomatic distress) of nonpharmacologic treatment (relaxation and/or biofeedback training) for three kinds of chronic headache (tension, migraine, and mixed migraine and tension) were evaluated. Results showed consistently(More)
One-hundred-sixteen patients suffering from vascular headache (migraine or combined migraine and tension) were, after 4 weeks of pretreatment baseline headache monitoring, randomly assigned to one of four conditions: (a) thermal biofeedback with adjunctive relaxation training (TBF); (b) TBF plus cognitive therapy; (c) pseudomediation as an ostensible(More)
Sixty-six tension headache patients were randomly assigned to one of four conditions for 8 weeks: (a) progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) alone; (b) PMR plus cognitive therapy (PMR + Cog); (c) pseudomeditation, a credible attention-placebo control; or (d) continued headache monitoring. A comparison of overall headache activity (headache index), derived from(More)
The role of regular home practice of hand warming was examined in the thermal biofeedback (TBF) treatment of vascular (migraine and mixed migraine and tension) headache (HA) by giving 12 sessions (over 6 weeks) of TBF to two groups of vascular HA patients (n = 23 per group). One group was asked to practice regularly at home with a home trainer between(More)
This study evaluated the contribution of regular home practice in the treatment of tension headache (HA) with progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) by giving 14 tension HA sufferers 10 sessions (over 8 weeks) of standard PMR with home practice and application instructions while 13 additional patients received the same PMR training (except for the omission of(More)
(1982). "The effects of unilateral plethysmographic feedback of temporal artery activity during migraine head pain. (1979). "Temperature self-regulation and relaxation with migraine patients and normals." (1980). "Modification of migraine headaches by cephalic blood volume pulse and EMG biofeedback. et al. (1988). "Two studies of the long-term follow-up of(More)
Twenty-eight chronic headache sufferers of three headache types (migraine, tension and combined migraine-tension) selected on the basis of explicit inclusion and exclusion criteria and matched on five demographic characteristics were assessed in a headache and non-headache state on a number of psychophysiological measures (frontalis, forearm and neck EMG;(More)
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