Self-reported oral complaints in older mentally ill patients
Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 07/17/2012
Kossioni AE et al. – An increased prevalence of oral complaints was recorded in the elderly psychiatric patients with mood disorders. Those patients should be systematically evaluated and managed for oral complaints, and particularly for burning mouth. The close association between burning mouth complaints and mood disorders requires further investigation to clarify the potential diagnostic value of the symptom for mood disorders.