Alexithymia and pain in temporomandibular disorder.

  title={Alexithymia and pain in temporomandibular disorder.},
  author={Alan G. Glaros and Mark A. Lumley},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={59 2},
OBJECTIVE To clarify the relationship of global alexithymia and its facets with pain, assessed prospectively using experience sampling methods (ESMs), in temporomandibular disorder (TMD). METHODS People with painful TMD (n=49), pain-free somatic controls (24 people with disk displacement), and healthy controls (n = 28) completed measures of alexithymia (Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 [TAS-20]) and depressed mood. Patients with painful TMD used ESM to record jaw pain multiple times daily for a… CONTINUE READING

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