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Journal:   JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCHOOL SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE   WINTER 2012 , Volume 29 , Number SPECAIL ISSUE; Page(s) 322 To 327.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT EFFECTS ON UNEXPLAINED ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SENSORY DISORDERS

 
 
Author(s):  KHALIGHI H.R., JAVADZADEH A., TABATABAIE M., MORTAZAVI H.
 
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Abstract: 

Background & Aim: Sometimes, sensory disorders occur without any organic etiology which this entity could make problem in diagnose and treatment. Therefore, the aim of this present study was to evaluate the psychiatric treatment effects on unexplained oral and maxillofacial sensory disorders.
Materials & Methods: In this experimental study, 20 patients with diagnosis of unexplained oral and maxillofacial sensory disorders whit out any organic origin were examined. The severity of symptoms was documented based on a 0-5 numerical scale by patients. The patients were referred to the psychologist for their problems. All subjects were controlled per two weeks for about 6 months and in each follow up their severity of symptoms were detected. The mean of severity of sensory disorders was compare before and after treatment by t- test.
Results: In this study, there was a positive correlation between psychiatric treatment and increasing in severity of patient’s symptoms. The mean of severity of sensory disorders before treatment was 4 unit and after that reached to 1.1 unit. The rate of therapeutic effect was higher in men than women. Also, the rate of response to the treatment in patients with involutional melancholia was better than patients with other psychological disorders.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed, that severity of unexplained oral and maxillofacial sensory disorders decreased after psychiatric treatments.

 
Keyword(s): SENSORY DISORDERS, PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT, ORAL
 
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