Major psychological disorders in acute and chronic TMD: An initial examination

Robert J. Gatchel, John Paul Garofalo, Edward Ellis, Charles Holt

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Abstract

This study assessed psychological disorders in 50 patients with chronic temporomandibular disorders and 51 patients with acute TMD. The results revealed a significant psychological comorbidity in both groups of patients. Both groups had high rates of psychopathology that exceeded the base rates of the general population. Such findings are in keeping with an integrated biopsychosocial model of TMD, and have significant implications for treatment of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1365-1368
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Volume127
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1996

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