Accession Number : AD0730814

Title :   A Psycho-Odontologic Investigation of Patients with Bruxism,

Corporate Author : KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Molin,Carl ; Levi,Lennart

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A preliminary report is given of a controlled personality investigation of 84 female and 19 male bruxist patients. The control group was matched on a pair basis and consisted of a sample from an ordinary working population coming for their annual medical check-up. Both groups completed a new personality questionnaire partly derived from the Maudsley Personality Inventory. A chi-square analysis item demonstrates that the bruxist group exhbited significantly more neurotic traits than did the control group, with regard to both anxiety and depressive symptoms. In their answers to a specially designed adontological questionnaire, the bruxist group also reported an inclination to react with muscular tension not only in the jaw region but in other body regions as well. The possible aetiological significance of these findings is discussed. (AUthor)

Descriptors :   (*TEETH, GRINDING), DENTISTRY, ETIOLOGY, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), NEUROSES, ANXIETY, EMOTIONS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE