What are symptoms of anxiety and depression in 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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Mood and emotional disturbances have been associated with burning mouth syndrome (BMS). In particular, patients may note anxiety, irritability, mood changes, and other symptoms consistent with depression, including changes in appetite and decreased desire to socialize. This was supported by a report by Adamo et al, which found that compared with controls, study patients with burning mouth syndrome were more likely to experience poor sleep quality, anxiety, and depression. The study involved 200 patients with the syndrome. [28] Whether mood symptoms are predisposing factors or are caused by the disorder is unclear. [29]

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