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2021 Mar 12

J Oral Rehabil

Pain Catastrophizing in the Orofacial Pain Population.


Dinan JE, Hargitai IA, Watson N, Smith A, Schmidt JE
J Oral Rehabil. 2021 Mar 12.
PMID: 33710632.


Pain catastrophizing is a maladaptive cognitive response characterized by an exaggerated negative interpretation of pain experiences. It has been associated with greater disability and poorer outcomes in chronic pain, to include several specific orofacial pain conditions. The goal of this study was to examine pain catastrophizing at a military orofacial pain specialty clinic.