Pucci et al. The Journal of Headache and Pain 2015, 16(Suppl 1):A147 http://www.thejournalofheadacheandpain.com/content/16/S1/A147 POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access P034. Technostress and primary headache: psychosocial risk 1* 1 1 1 2 3 Ennio Pucci , Silvano Cristina , Fabio Antonaci , Alfredo Costa , Marcello Imbriani , Giuseppe Taino From Abstracts from the 1st Joint ANIRCEF-SISC Congress Rome, Italy. 29-31 October 2015 Introduction Conclusions Work and the working environment could have a decisive Thetechnologydependencyoflabor todayisstill an role in the development of symptoms which, in turn, may underestimated phenomenon and not fully recognised determine the onset of some forms of headache, as well as within the psychological discomforts. Thus, it is diag- increase the frequency and/or intensity of pre-existing nosed only when associated with other mental or physical forms. Technostress is one of the new occupational dis- problems, a state of affairs that currently is often diag- eases under the ruling of Judge Guariniello (2007) and has nosed at an advanced stage, perhaps after a heart attack been included in the obligations of risk assessment in or other serious diseases, for which complete rest from accordance with T.U. 81/2008 and Legislative Decree 106/ working is prescribed. 2009. Under this term various addictions are covered: Technostress, bullying, burn-out, and work-addiction video addiction, internet addiction disorder, social network are not diseases but psychosocial risk factors, that can craze, information overload, multitasking, cybersex addic- potentially lead to the development of pathologies. Head- tion, and email addiction. The psychologist Craig Brod ache is the first cause of absence from work and one of was the first to coin this term, which can manifest itself the most common symptoms of the psychological dis- with many symptoms: headache, hypertension, anxiety, tress related to working. Therefore, headache should not panic attacks, loss of concentration, gastrointestinal and be underestimated because it can represent a predictive cardiovascular disorders, depression, loss of libido and “red flag” of more complicated conditions. The mutual even behavioral changes and relational isolation. In the influence between headache and work activity is of grow- past, this condition mostly affected the manager, it is now ing interest in scientific research. widespread among workers of other at-risk groups, such as, call center operators, accountants, networkers, journal- Authors’ details ists, advertisers and financial analysts. Training for stress 1 Headache Science Center, University Consortium for the Study of Adaptive prevention (art. 37, TU 81/208) and the evaluation of Disorders and Headache (UCADH), Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, IRCCS “C. Mondino”, Pavia, Italy. Department of work-related stress are legal requirements for Italian com- Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, panies, which would otherwise incur in breach of para- Italy. U.O. Hospital Occupational Medicine, Foundation IRCCS “S. Maugeri”, graph 1, article 29 of Law no. 81/2008. Pavia, Italy. Nomophobia is the uncontrolled fear of remaining dis- Published: 28 September 2015 connected from the mobile phone network. The symp- toms range from simple anxiety (e.g., low battery or credit, lack of coverage, mobile forgotten) to panic attacks: short- doi:10.1186/1129-2377-16-S1-A147 ness of breath, dizziness, tremors, sweating, fast heartbeat, Cite this article as: Pucci et al.: P034. Technostress and primary chest pain and nausea. headache: psychosocial risk. The Journal of Headache and Pain 2015 16(Suppl 1):A147. * Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org Headache Science Center, University Consortium for the Study of Adaptive Disorders and Headache (UCADH), Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, IRCCS “C. Mondino”, Pavia, Italy Full list of author information is available at the end of the article © 2015 Pucci et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/ zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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