Depression, Somatization and Anxiety in Female Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders TMDReport as inadecuate




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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 No.4 December 2010. -

The aim of this research was to determine the possible differences in degrees of depression, somatization and anxiety between the acute and chronic female patients with temporomandibular disorders TMD, and whether these differences exist in healthy female patients. Ninety female patients were involved in this research; 60 of them were TMD patients of the Dental Polyclinic, while other 30 females came for a rutine recall visit and had no problem related to TMD. Patients were aged 22 to 67 years, the average age being 38.5±12 years. All patients were asked to fill in the RDC-TMD protocol and three psychological tests Emotions Profile Index, Somatization Scale and life Events Scale. Following the analysis of the RDC-TMD protocol and psychological tests, it was determined that the chronic female patients had higher depression and somatization scores in comparison with the acute patients p



Author: Vlatka Lajnert - Tanja Frančišković - Renata Gržic - Daniela Kovačević Pavičić - Danko Bakarčić - Dino Buković - Asja

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