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Title: What is the best prophylactic treatment for chronic tension headaches?
Author: Jerney, Carola; Yi, Steve; Hayes, Natalie
Keywords: area-under-the-headache curve
Date: 2010-05
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 13(5): 12-13.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: For prophylaxis of chronic tension-type headache, the tetracyclic antidepressant mirtazapine is more effective than amitriptyline and has fewer adverse effects. (SOR B, based on small, but consistent RCTs.) Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are less effective than tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). (SOR A, based on a meta-analysis.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7867

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