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Psychotic medication and dental illness

O Gurbuz, G Alatas, E Kurt, H Issever, F Dogan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the oral health status and treatment needs in a group of hospitalized chronic psychiatric patients. METHOD: The dental status was assessed using the DMFT index. Demographic and medical data were retrieved from the institutional clinical files. RESULTS: 491 patients were examined in the study. 258 (52.5%) of the patients were males. The mean age was 52.3 +/- 12.3 years and the average length of hospitalization was 17.5 years...
September 2010: Community Dental Health
J Collins, R Freeman
AIM: The aim was to assess the oral health needs of a homeless population residing in North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust area, in order to determine levels of unmet need and allow recommendations for service delivery to be made. METHOD: A sample of single homeless people was gathered using a snowballing sampling technique. Fourteen hostels located in North and West Belfast were visited in tandem with the homeless health care coordinator. All consenting participants were asked to complete a detailed medical history questionnaire and a questionnaire to assess their health and psycho-social needs, dental anxiety and oral health related quality of life...
May 2007: British Dental Journal
Mehmet Yaltirik, Humeyra Kocaelli, Ilhan Yargic
Schizophrenia is a brain disease that manifests itself with multiple signs and symptoms involving thought, perception, emotion, and behavior. Despite the fact that these manifestations combine in various ways to create considerable diversity among patients, the cumulative effect of the illness is always severe and usually long lasting. Schizophrenia is diagnosed in the presence of certain positive and negative psychotic symptoms, as well as psychologic and cognitive deterioration. In addition to history, medical and psychiatric examinations are used to rule out other possible diagnoses...
April 2004: Quintessence International
Alison J Longley, Patricia E Doyle
Virtually every oral health care practice includes patients with mental illness. This continuing education (CE) course gives a practical overview of common psychiatric disorders, their effects on oral and dental health, and conditions associated with mental illness that affect oral health treatment. Following a brief description of mental illnesses, information on conducting a mental health interview and making a psychiatric referral are provided. Oral health problems associated with mental illness and factors affecting treatment delivery are discussed, as well as ideas for avoiding potentially dangerous medication interactions and working with fearful, suspicious, or cognitively impaired patients...
2003: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
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