WebMD News | By Steven Reinberg | Feb. 19, 2014 Tension-headache sufferers in particular may benefit from relaxation techniques, experts suggest.
German researchers have confirmed what many people have suspected all along -- that stress can lead to headaches. Their study found that people who reported headaches had more stress compared to those who never reported headaches. Increasing stress resulted in more headaches of all types, but that effect was particularly pronounced in people with tension headaches.
"Our findings are important to support the tailoring of stress management in patients with different types of headaches," said lead researcher Dr. Sara Schramm, at the University Hospital of University Duisburg-Essen.
The findings are scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, held from Apr. 26 to May 3 in Philadelphia. The results should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.