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Oral self-injurious behaviors in patients with developmental disabilities.
Dent Clin North Am 2009; 53(2):339-50, x-xiDC

Abstract

Self-injurious behaviors (SIB) in patients who have developmental disabilities is a complex disorder, and its underlying etiologies are poorly understood. SIB is a significant factor in hospitalizations, decisions to use psychotropic medications, and institutional placement for people who have developmental disabilities. Because this group often manifests oral SIB, the dentist may be the first professional called upon to evaluate a patient. Dental therapy focuses on symptomatic treatment to minimize tissue damage caused by SIB, but addressing the underlying impetus for the behavior is essential for successful treatment. Determining definitive therapeutic interventions is difficult because of the mixed bio behavioral etiologies for SIB. This complication necessitates a team approach that includes medical and behavioral specialists.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University, 5855 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206, USA. mromer@atsu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19269402

Citation

Romer, Maureen, and Nancy J. Dougherty. "Oral Self-injurious Behaviors in Patients With Developmental Disabilities." Dental Clinics of North America, vol. 53, no. 2, 2009, pp. 339-50, x-xi.
Romer M, Dougherty NJ. Oral self-injurious behaviors in patients with developmental disabilities. Dent Clin North Am. 2009;53(2):339-50, x-xi.
Romer, M., & Dougherty, N. J. (2009). Oral self-injurious behaviors in patients with developmental disabilities. Dental Clinics of North America, 53(2), pp. 339-50, x-xi. doi:10.1016/j.cden.2008.12.015.
Romer M, Dougherty NJ. Oral Self-injurious Behaviors in Patients With Developmental Disabilities. Dent Clin North Am. 2009;53(2):339-50, x-xi. PubMed PMID: 19269402.
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