Journal of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 385–397 | Cite as

Factors associated with nocturnal bruxism and its treatment

  • Donna P. Funch
  • Elliot N. Gale


Using a single-subject design, two methods of treating nocturnal bruxism were evaluated. Neither technique was successful; both resulted in a rebound effect when treatment was stopped. In addition, the role of anxiety in bruxing behavior was evaluated. Contrary to most theoretical beliefs, bruxing resulting from anxiety was not as important as “anticipatory” anxiety resulting in bruxing.

Key words

bruxism anticipatory anxiety feedback anxiety single-subject design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna P. Funch
    • 1
  • Elliot N. Gale
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffalo

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