Mental disorders in dental practice: a case report of body dysmorphic disorder

Ad de Jongh, Pauline Adair

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Abstract

Given the high prevalence of mental disorders in Western societies, dentists may be confronted with behaviors that may interfere with the safe and efficient delivery of dental care. This paper addresses the need for dentists to be aware of patient vulnerability factors and psychological problems due, for example, to the possible negative effects of psychological distress and critical incidents, and their consequences for both symptom presentation and dental treatment planning. This need for awareness is illustrated by a case report of a patient who developed body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)--a preoccupation with some imagined defect in physical appearance--following dental treatment.
LanguageEnglish
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
JournalSpecial Care Dentistry
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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Keywords

  • psychiatry
  • psychology
  • body dysmorphic disorder
  • mental disorders
  • dental care
  • psychological distress
  • BDD

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de Jongh, Ad ; Adair, Pauline. / Mental disorders in dental practice : a case report of body dysmorphic disorder. In: Special Care Dentistry. 2004 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 61-64.
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