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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 4 ( July-August, 2012 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Study of Role of Stress in Children with Behavior Disorders and Orofacial Lesions

RK Baad, Kiran Jagtap

Citation Information : Baad R, Jagtap K. The Study of Role of Stress in Children with Behavior Disorders and Orofacial Lesions. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012; 13 (4):559-561.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1186

Published Online: 00-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

(1) To study the behavior disorders in children between 5 to 15 years. (2) To study the role of stress in causing behavior disorders. (3) To interpret the orofacial findings in children with behavior disorders. (4) Correlate the orofacial findings with behavior disorder.

Materials and methods

Ninty children with behavior problems between age of 5 to 15 years along with their parents who visited the Department of Child-Guidance Clinic, BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai. Intraoral examinations were conducted. Behavioral disorders and factors predisposing to those disorders were recorded.

Results

Behavior disorders with orofacial lesions was more common in age group of 8 to 10 years. The children were continuously under stress, which manifested in the form of various orofacial disorders or oral lesions. Most common orofacial condition was bruxism.

Conclusion

Awareness of behavior disorders in dental treatment should guide the pediatric dentist to seek child psychiatric consultation for behavioral disorders to enable early evaluation of the underlying disorder.

Clinical significance

The present study suggested that orofacial and behavior characteristics can serve as markers to diagnose children with behavioral disorders. It also serves as a guide to dental clinicians to refer such children to psychiatrists or pediatricians for early identification, prevention and treatment.

How to cite this article

Baad RK, Jagtap K. The Study of Role of Stress in Children with Behavior Disorders and Orofacial Lesions. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(4):559-561.


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