The aim of this research was to examine the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy on patients with Chronic Tension Type Headache referred from an acute
medical setting. This study also aimed to examine the impact of therapy on other
areas known to be implicated in the maintenance of chronic pain conditions. Results
have shown that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is useful in reducing a number of
aspects of chronic tension type headache. Additional changes in more general
psychological measures over time suggest that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy also
successfully addresses issues that may mediate the experience of chronic pain.