ISSN : 2733-4538
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory was administered to 112 temporo-mandibular disorder patients. Four subgroups were formed as a result of multivariate cluster analysis of T scroes of each MMPI scales. The first subgroup(N=51) gave a normal profile while the second subgroup (N=37) showed a profile suggesting somatization disorder-depression (1-2-3 pattern). The third subgroup (N=18) was found to suggest anxiety-personality disorder (8-6-3-1 pattern) and the fouth (N=6) conversion-V(3-1-2-4 pattern). Statistically significant difference was confirmed between the four subgroups on all MMPI scales except Mf. What is important is not to try to find a psychiatric diagnosis for each profile type but find out what kind of psychotherapy is most helpful for each type of patients to alleviate their symptoms and pain.