Tension Type Headache

Tension type headache (TTH) is one of the commonest types of headache in the general population.

It can be easily diagnosed just by history. Investigations are generally needed to rule out any other illness and to allay the patient's associated anxiety.

TTH is not a serious illness but often results in great disability and loss of productivity.

TTH responds to a remarkably large variety of medications and non-drug treatments such as biofeedback, psychotherapy, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, reflex therapy etc. Medications along with other complimentary measures usually result in good outcomes. 

Here are few links of interest:

A good resource for patients

TTH from the Mayo Clinic