(STUDY FINDS) -- TEL AVIV, Israel — It feels like the entire world has been stressed out this year, so perhaps the results of a new study by Tel Aviv University shouldn’t be all that surprising. Researchers say that all the stress and anxiety felt by the Israeli population during the nation’s first lockdown led to a big increase in both orofacial and jaw pain. Their study finds patients are also suffering from jaw-clenching during the day and teeth-grinding at night.
The Israeli team says women are reporting these complaints in larger numbers than men. Similarly, 35 to 55-year-olds are dealing with the most severe symptoms in comparison to other age groups.
“We believe that our findings reflect the distress felt by the middle generation, who were cooped up at home with young children, without the usual help from grandparents, while also worrying about their elderly parents, facing financial problems and often required to work from home under trying conditions,” researchers say in a university release.
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