J J Marbach

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Bruxism is considered to be a parafunctional disorder requiring treatment and is viewed as a risk factor for the development of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The purpose of this investigation is to examine the reliability of clinician judgements of bruxism severity. Twenty dentists who are faculty members in a dental school examined 29 stone casts and(More)
In this study, 110 female myofascial face pain patients were assessed monthly for 10 months on measures of pain, distress, and stressful life events. D. A. Kenny and A. J. Zautra's (1995) structural equation model for examining the separate trait, state, and error components of the variables was used to analyze the data. Both pain and distress had sizable(More)
Levels of depression, anhedonia, and illness behavior, as well as clinical and demographic variables, were measured in two groups of patients with chronic pain, one with facial, the other with back pain. For the total sample, significant correlations (p less than 0.01) were found between illness behavior and pain estimate (r = 0.30), anhedonia and(More)
This study tested whether symptoms of pain and edema associated with change during the premenstrual phase of the monthly menstrual cycle exhibit a seasonal pattern. Menstruating chronic myofascial face pain cases (N = 99) and acquaintance controls (N = 100) were questioned about their premenstrual symptoms during the prior month in each of 10 consecutive(More)
A number of explanations have been proposed to account for findings that rates of depression are elevated in persons with chronic, non-malignant pain disorders (CNPDs); for example, that CNPDs are variants of depression (e.g. 'masked depression'), that the stress of living with CNPDs contribute to the onset of depression ('diathesis-stress'), or that the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine whether affective inhibition and somatosensory amplification are elevated in patients with a history of myofascial face pain (MFP). These processes may underlie a tendency to express distress in somatic rather than affective terms, leading to somatized or masked depression. DESIGN Women (n = 162) with a(More)
The symptoms of phantom tooth pain are often considered to be of psychological origin by those unfamiliar with its clinical characteristics. Part of the problem is that phantom tooth pain is often confused with atypical facial pain. Extensive literature exists for the latter that suggests a psychological cause. Many studies of atypical facial pain, however,(More)
Chronic facial pain syndromes are associated with high levels of distress and depression. Immune system measures were investigated in otherwise healthy patients suffering from chronic temporomandibular pain and dysfunction syndrome (TMPDS) and in matched controls. No mean differences were found between TMPDS patients and the controls on any of the immune(More)
Depression, anhedonia, state anxiety (A-state), trait anxiety (A-trait), and self-reported pain estimate were measured in almost 500 facial pain patients. These patients were divided into 3 diagnostic categories: myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome (MPD) [18], arthritis of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ arthritis), and trigeminal neuralgia. Three control(More)