Dr. Nimmi Singh, Dr. Devika Singh, Dr. Sonal Lahoti, Dr. A. K. Sharma


AIM; The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of different psychosomatic disorders in dental opd at tertiary
care centre.
OBJECTIVES; To diagnose Cancerophobia and advice appropriate treatment. To recognize such patients as to avoid repeatedly, unnecessary
investigations and treatment procedures
MATERIALS AND METHODS ; A total of 45 patients were selected who reported with complaints of oral psychosomatic symptoms, with
in the duration of 3 months from the dentistry department of our tertiary care centre. Demographic details of such patients were recorded on a
structured Performa
RESULTS ; Total 45 patients who were enrolled were diagnosed with various types of psychosomatic disorders. The most typical oral
symptomsof psychosomatic disorders are burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and atypical odontalgia (AO), myofacial pain dysfunction
syndrome(MPDS), recurrent apthous ulcer(RAS), Cancerophobia. Out of 45 patients , 40.0% were diagnosed with Cancerophobia. Statistically
most prevalent psychosomatic disease was Cancerophobia
CONCLUSION; Psychosomatic disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders found in general practice. It account for 10% of
the global burden of disease, and this is expected to rise to 15% by 2020. The high prevalence rates for Cancerophobia as psychosomatic disorder
was found in our sample.


Psychosomatic Disorders, Cancerophobia, Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

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