Headache is the symptom of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It occurs in
migraines (sharp, or throbbing pains), tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches. Frequent headaches
can affect relationships and employment. There is also an increased risk of depression in those with severe
Headaches can occur as a result of many conditions whether serious or not. There are a
number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the
International Headache Society. Causes of headaches may include fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, the
effects of medications, the effects of recreational drugs, viral infections, loud noises, common colds, head
injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverage, and dental or sinus issues.