Habit reversal treatment of temporomandibular disorders: A pilot investigation

Alan L. Peterson, Dennis C. Dixon, Gerald Talcott, William J. Kelleher

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Abstract

This study evaluated the use of behavior therapy to reduce teeth clenching and grinding as a treatment for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Habit reversal was used to treat three adults with TMD using a multiple baseline across subjects design. The results indicated significant improvement for two of the three subjects including decreased self-reported pain, decreased pain upon muscle palpation, and increased maximum mandibular opening. However, temporomandibular joint sounds were increased. Habit reversal appears to be more effective in reducing the myofascial pain symptoms of TMD than in improving temporomandibular joint functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Habits
Temporomandibular Joint
Pain
Behavior Therapy
Palpation
Myalgia
Tooth
Therapeutics
Habit

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Habit reversal treatment of temporomandibular disorders : A pilot investigation. / Peterson, Alan L.; Dixon, Dennis C.; Talcott, Gerald; Kelleher, William J.

In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.1993, p. 49-55.

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Peterson, Alan L. ; Dixon, Dennis C. ; Talcott, Gerald ; Kelleher, William J. / Habit reversal treatment of temporomandibular disorders : A pilot investigation. In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 1993 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 49-55.
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