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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Psychosomatic disorders: The challenge to meet out in clinic

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Author Details: Anubha Agarwal*,Rubina Gupta,Yogeshwari Krishnan,Lakshay Vishnoi

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 143

Article End Page : 147


Psychosomatic disorder is condition in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of distress. They can cause disruptions in daily functioning, relationships, work, school, and other important domains. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, however, people can find relief from their symptoms and discover ways to cope effectively. The MEDLINE/PubMed database was searched using certain combinations of keywords related to the topic. The search revealed that medical and dental practitioners are concerned with the emotional and psychological state of the patient, for it is an essential component of treatment and the success of the treatment often depends on the emotional state of the patient. In the present paper, various psychosomatic disorders, their classification, diagnosis and management has been discussed.

Keywords: Psychosomatic disorders, Diagnosis, Management, Dentistry.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-499X.2018.0033