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World J Psychiatr. Nov 19, 2021; 11(11): 1053-1064
Published online Nov 19, 2021. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v11.i11.1053
Table 1 Clinical characteristics of phantom bite syndrome

Clinical characteristics
1Preoccupation with their dental occlusion and an enormous belief that their dental occlusion was abnormal
2A long history of repeated dental surgery treatment failures with persistent requests for the occlusal treatment that they are convinced they need
3A relatively high intelligence and socioeconomic status enabled them to undergo endless costly and time consuming dental treatments
4Despite repeated failures of dental surgery, persist in seeking bite correction from a succession of dentists
5A strong resistance to referral to psychiatrists and stick to dental procedures
6A favorable attitude to dentists at first, gradually blaming them for the exacerbated symptoms, finally dropping out with disappointment
7A tendency to use dental jargon
8Bringing to the appointment pieces of evidence to prove occlusal discrepancies (radiographs, study cast, temporary crowns, mouthpieces, etc.)