What is the role of anxiety in the pathophysiology of burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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There is evidence [10] to suggest that anxiety is associated with BMS, but whether it is a cause or the result of intractable symptoms has not been elucidated. However, a literature review by Galli et al indicated that both anxiety and depression may significantly contribute to the development of burning mouth syndrome. [11]

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