Psychiatric Problems Surrounding Adolescents with Repaired Cleft Lip and Palate During Orthodontic Treatmet

1995 Journal of Japanese Cleft Palate Association  
This paper discusses psychiatric problems surrounding nine adolescents with repaired cleft lip and palate who manifested any noncompliance during orthodontic treatment for mandibular protrusion. The results were as follows : 1. Some patients encountered psychological difficulties due to staring, ridicule, whispering, and teasing by other persons in relation to their facial impairment during orthodontic treatment. They were also more likely to deepen social introversion related to defective
more » ... h. 2. Reasons for noncompliance were : 1) followed by adjustment disorders with nonattendance at school and violence in the family. 2) those who manifested self-diagnostic manner associated with dysmorphophobia.
doi:10.11224/cleftpalate1976.20.4_181 fatcat:z5wmdndtlvffrch32jygcdsqqa