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Robinson, Adrian 1983 , 'Bruxism', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

PART 1
Bruxism is regarded as a relatively esoteric area for
psychologists, and this thesis therefore attempts to set out in a
fairly comprehensive manner a review of the bruxism literature
with special emphasis on the contribution made by psychology to the
understanding of the aetiology and treatment of bruxism. This review
consists of three chapters: Chapter 1 defines and justifies interest
in bruxism, Chapter 2 discusses the dental and psychological treatment
of this disorder and Chapter 3 discusses the importance of psychol-
ogical factors in the aetiology of bruxism.

PART 2
Arising from the discussion in Part 1, Part 2 is an
investigation of the psychological assessment of bruxists. It
involved the simultaneous assessment of both psychological factors
and the level of nocturnal bruxism. Data was collected on both
psychological and objective measures from a21 year old female over
a six week period. The results indicated significant correlations
between certain psychological indices and objective measures of bruxing
behaviour. However, due to the number of correlations calculated,
little credence can be given to these unpredicted significant effects.
The question of psychological assessment of bruxists for the purpose
of differential diagnosis was prior to this study virtually ignored.
This study, while having obvious limitations, points to an interesting
direction for further research.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Robinson, Adrian
Keywords: Bruxism
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Bibliography: leaves 109-123. Thesis (M. Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 1984

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