Headaches are common among children. Approximately 40% of children have a significant headache by the age of 7 years, and approximately 75% have one by the age of 15 years. Most headaches are not serious. However, some are caused by a significant medical problem, and a small proportion will be due to life-threatening conditions. This chapter examines some of the more common types of headaches and lists their causes.
- Types of headaches
- Patterns of headaches
- Common and important causes of headaches.