QZ - Quintessenz Zahntechnik, 1/2013
Pages 11-12, Language: German
QZ - Quintessenz Zahntechnik, 2/2007
Pages 139-140, Language: German
The International Journal of Prosthodontics, 1/2006
PubMed ID (PMID): 16479756Pages 31-33, Language: English
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate whether cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) was effective as a standard intervention for temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
Materials and Methods: The subjects were 134 TMD outpatients with no history of treatment for TMD. They had pain persisting for 1 month or more and/or limited jaw movement. All patients underwent CBT. Symptom fluctuation was evaluated by a self-administered questionnaire.
Results: Symptoms had disappeared and improved in 112 patients within 2 months.
Conclusion: It was suggested that most TMD symptoms can be relieved only by CBT in less than 2 months without further intervention.