Comparison of depression and anxiety levels in patients between Behçet’s disease and recurrent aphtous stomatitis
Borahan, B. Oğuz
Pekiner, Filiz Namdar
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The aim of this study was to determine the existing relation between the Behçet’s Disease (BD), Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAU) and psychological alterations of the patient, such as depression and anxiety. 30 patients with RAU, and 30 patients with BD, and 15 patients with healthy subjects were participated in the study. Systemic, dental and aphthous ulceration anamnesias of all the patients in the study group have been taken in detail and neckhead, oral mucosa and dental examinations have been made and data has been recorded. Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory have been applied. It was observed that the depression level is higher in patient with BD and RAU in comparison with healthy subjects (p<0.05). Depression may play a role in manifestations of BD and RAU.