An Insight into the Psyche of Patients with Oral Sub Mucous Fibrosis: A Cross Secional Study of 580 Cases

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Hitesh Vadera
Deval Mehta
Ramita Sood
Divya Jain


580 diagnosed cases of OSMF were classified into various grades using a standardised classification system and evaluated for depression, stress and anxiety using the DASS 42 questionnaire. Patients with grade 1 OSMF were found to be undergoing mild depression, mild anxiety and severe stress. The interpretation for grade 4 OSMF patients showed that they were suffering from severe depression, extremely severe anxiety and moderate stress. All these 3 psychological conditions, if present together have a hazardous impact on the systemic health of the individual and therefore the treatment of OSMF should consist of psychological and / or psychiatric intervention as well.

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Hitesh Vadera, Deval Mehta, Ramita Sood, & Divya Jain. (2023). An Insight into the Psyche of Patients with Oral Sub Mucous Fibrosis: A Cross Secional Study of 580 Cases. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 3150–3156. Retrieved from


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