Implicaciones diagnósticas y terapéuticas de las caracteristicas de la personalidad en pacientes afectados por desórdenes tempormandibulares

Translated title of the contribution: Personality characteristics of patients with temporomandibular disorders: Diagnostic and therapeutic implications

Michael W. Parker, Elizabeth K. Holmes, Geza T. Terezhalmy

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Abstract

One hundred ten patients complaining of nondentai orofacial pain of more than 2 months’ duration were psychologically evaluated with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Four distinct personality profiles were found: psychophysiologic reaction, in 52% of the patients; depressed reaction, in 11% of the patients; defensive reaction, in 12% of the patients; and "no diagnosis" (normal), in 24% of the patients. These results indicate that chronic temporomandibular pain patients present personality characteristics that are similar to those of other chronic pain patients according to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. The diagnostic and therapeutic implications of each profile are reviewed and discussed in terms of a medical model of temporomandibular disorders.

Translated title of the contributionPersonality characteristics of patients with temporomandibular disorders: Diagnostic and therapeutic implications
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)337-344
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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