Presence of pain in temporomandibular disorders impairs psychoemotional status in young adults

Takeaway

  • Young adults with temporomandibular disorders accompanied by pain have worse psychoemotional status than if they are pain-free.

Why this matters

    Although larger studies are needed to further our understanding of the connection between psychoemotional status and this disorder, the observation that mental health is worse in young adults with temporomandibular disorders if they also have pain has implications for diagnosis and treatment.