Manifestations, acquisition and diagnostic categories of dental fear in a self-referred population.

@article{Moore1991ManifestationsAA,
  title={Manifestations, acquisition and diagnostic categories of dental fear in a self-referred population.},
  author={R Moore and Inger Br\odsgaard and Henrik Birn},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={51-60}
}
This study aimed to clarify how manifestations and acquisition relate to diagnostic categories of dental fear in a population of self-referred dental fear patients, since diagnostic criteria specifically related to dental fear have not been validated. DSM III-R diagnostic criteria for phobias were used to compare with four existing dental fear diagnostic categories, referred to as the Seattle system. Subjects were 208 persons with dental fear who were telephone interviewed, of whom a subsample… CONTINUE READING

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