Psychosomatic disorders affecting the oral cavity: A review article
Tripathi RM, Seth P, Awasthi P, Bhattacharya A, Bajpai AK and Thahriani A
Psychiatric disorders are considerably increasing in last few years and represent a major public health problem. Anxiety and Depression are one of the most prevalent psychiatric diseases. These diseases causes physical and pathological changes in the body, oral cavity not being a exception. Since oral mucosa is extremely reactive to emotional influences like stress, anxiety and depression; oral diseases may arise as a direct expression of emotions, or indirect result of psychological alterations . The mouth is a window to body’s health and oral health state can offer lot of clues about the overall health and sometimes the first sign of a disease shows up in mouth. So there is need to learn more about the intimate connection between oral and overall health. Thus this review highlights the significance of increasing psychological factors in society resulting in altered physiological responses causing orofacial region pathologies, struggles in handling such patients and challenging treatment plans with highly important role played by recognition of such patients with role of counseling and early referral in patients to psychiatrist .
How to cite this article:
Tripathi RM, Seth P, Awasthi P, Bhattacharya A, Bajpai AK, Thahriani A. Psychosomatic disorders affecting the oral cavity: A review article. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(8):327-332.