Depression anxiety and headache.

  title={Depression anxiety and headache.},
  author={Sherif Hassanein Ahmed and H Zuberi},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={31 12},
One hundred and forty four patients with headache as the first presenting symptoms were analysed. Neither the character, site and extension of headache nor the distribution of other somatic symptoms were of any help in the diagnosis. The 'site on top' was more frequent in tension headache/ anxiety and 'giddiness' in depression. The diagnostic breakdown was: Depression 58.33%, tension headache/anxiety 33.3%, schizophrenia 6.3% and obsession 2.1% (JPMA 31:276, 1981).