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Frustration and temporomandibular joint pain.

Journal article
Authors E N Gale
Sven G. Carlsson
Published in Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology
Volume 45
Issue 1
Pages 39-43
ISSN 0030-4220
Publication year 1978
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 39-43
Language en
Keywords Analysis of Variance, Electromyography, Female, Frustration, Humans, Male, Masticatory Muscles, physiology, Methods, Stress, Psychological, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome, etiology
Subject categories Psychology


The significance of frustration as a cause of temporomandibular joint pain is investigated through the use of bilateral electromyographic recording. Interpretation of both parametric and nonparametric data indicates the lack of relationship. The need for careful controls and the problems of psychologizing are discussed.

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