Maurício Kosminsky1, Michele Nascimento2, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal3, Ellen Kosminsky4, Cecília Borba5

1. Assistant Professor at University of Pernambuco, Coordinator of the Orofacial Pain Control Center – University of Pernambuco. 2. Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pernambuco. Assistant of the Orofacial Pain Control Center – University of Pernambuco. 3. Assistant Professor at University of Pernambuco, Head of the Dental Service of Oncology Center, University Hospital Oswaldo Cruz – University of Pernambuco. 4. Undergraduate student of Medicine, Pernambuco Faculty of Health. 5. Undergraduate student of Psychology, Catholic University of Pernambuco.

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How can society live with anxiety and pain? The discussion about anxiety goes through dentistry as it affects the oral condition. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a very prevalent condition in the population, and mental disorders are often associated with disabilities that affect various activities, also being associated with various diseases and syndromes that present chronic pain, such as chronic Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). Interactions of exposure to adverse psychosocial events and mental disorders can make the etiological diagnosis of chronic pain a major challenge. Chronic pain is an important public health problem, affecting a relevant portion of the population, interfering with psychological status, social activities and work. Therefore attention and care is needed to control anxiety and promote the quality of life of the population.

Keywords: Anxiety disorders; Mental disorders; Chronic pain; Temporomandibular Disorder.

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Maurício Kosminsky, Michele Nascimento, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal, Ellen Kosminsky, Cecília Borba.THE ROLE OF ANXIETY ON CHRONIC PAIN AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS.American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews, 2020, 3:18. DOI: 10.28933/ajprr-2020-05-2005


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