Temporomandibular joint disease treated with hypnosis

Am J Clin Hypn. 1989 Apr;31(4):269-74. doi: 10.1080/00029157.1989.10402783.


A 17-year-old girl with temporomandibular joint disease who had been treated with the usual types of treatment for 8 1/2 years by multiple clinicians was treated using hypnosis as an adjunct. The treatment, which is described in detail, was successful for 6 months until the patient transferred to an urban college where additional academic and personal pressures caused her bruxism symptoms to reappear. Probable causes of the relapse are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Bruxism / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis / methods*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / therapy*