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Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Oral Health

Course Number: 573

Associations of Oral Health and Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

Individuals with psychiatric disorders have higher rates of many systemic diseases than non-affected individuals.51,52 Oral health is also reported to be significantly worse in individuals with mental illness when compared to their counterparts.8,53 Caries, tooth loss, and periodontal disease rates are higher in those individuals with anxiety and depression compared to healthy controls.8,53