2001 issue 3

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Volume 10, issue 3

Review article

Relationship between stomatodynia (burning mouth syndrome - BMS) and anxiety or depressive disorders: an overview

ADAM MILLER1, ILONA MILLER2, BARBARA URBANIAK3, Jolanta Rabe-Jabłońska1
1. Akademii Medycznej w Łodzi
2. Samodzielnego Publicznego ZOZ IS w Łodzi
3. Zakładu Chorób Błony Śluzowej Jamy Ustnej i Przyzębia IS Akademii Medycznej w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2001, 10, 263-267
Keywords: stomatodynia, BMS, anxiety, depression

Abstract

Stomatodynia or the burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is defined as a burning sensation in oral mucosa in patients with no clinically recognizable changes in this area. Three groups of etiological factors are distinguished in the literature: local, systemic, and psychogenic. Depressive disorders, anxiety, or mixed depressive-anxiety syndromes are the most frequent BMS concomitants. It is not clear whether BMS symptoms are a somatic expression of anxiety or depression, or whether the latter result from experiencing the troublesome BMS symptoms chronically.

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Dr Adam Miller,
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