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  1. Research

    The relationship between salivary amylase and the physical and psychological changes elicited by continuation of autogenic training in patients with functional somatic syndrome

    The aim of this study was to clarify the changes in biological measures during autogenic training (AT) sessions and the relationship between these biological measures and the changes in physical and psychologi...

    Tadashi Kiba, Tetsuya Abe, Kenji Kanbara, Fumie Kato, Sadanobu Kawashima, Yukie Saka, Kazumi Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mizuno, Junji Nishiyama and Mikihiko Fukunaga

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:17

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  2. Review

    Cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosomatic problems in dental settings

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been applied for various problems, including psychiatric diseases such as depression and anxiety, and for physical symptoms such as pain. It has also been applied for den...

    Hirofumi Matsuoka, Itsuo Chiba, Yuji Sakano, Akira Toyofuku and Yoshihiro Abiko

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:18

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  3. Research

    Predictors of successful long-term weight loss maintenance: a two-year follow-up

    Weight regain is a common problem following weight loss intervention, with most people who seek treatment for obesity able to lose weight, but few able to sustain the changes in behavior required to prevent su...

    Ryoko Sawamoto, Takehiro Nozaki, Tomoe Nishihara, Tomokazu Furukawa, Tomokazu Hata, Gen Komaki and Nobuyuki Sudo

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:14

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  4. Research

    Pain threshold reflects psychological traits in patients with chronic pain: a cross-sectional study

    Chronic pain enhances sensory sensitivity and induces the biased development of psychological traits such as depression and pain catastrophizing, leading to the formation of heterogeneous conditions. Fluctuati...

    Fumie Kato, Tetsuya Abe, Kenji Kanbara, Ikumi Ban, Tadashi Kiba, Sadanobu Kawashima, Yukie Saka, Yasuyuki Mizuno and Mikihiko Fukunaga

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:13

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  5. Review

    Psycho-oncology in Korea: past, present and future

    Psycho-oncology in Korea was introduced among the circle of consultation-liaison psychiatrists, in the 1990s. For almost 25 years, the field has been developing at a steady pace as the psychosocial needs of pa...

    Hyun Jeong Lee, Kwang-Min Lee, Dooyoung Jung, Eun-Jung Shim, Bong-Jin Hahm and Jong-Heun Kim

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:12

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  6. Research

    Randomized, placebo-controlled, phase IV pilot study of ramosetron to evaluate the co-primary end points in male patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

    Global assessment allows patients to assess improvement in multiple irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. However, it was deemed important to assess “clinically meaningful improvements, focusing on the pati...

    Motoko Ida, Akito Nishida, Hiraku Akiho, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Kei Matsueda and Shin Fukudo

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:8

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  7. Research

    Evaluation of the irritable bowel syndrome severity index in Japanese male patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

    Previous studies have indicated that ramosetron, a 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 receptor antagonist, achieves global improvement in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms in male patients with IBS with diarrhea (IBS...

    Motoko Ida, Akito Nishida, Hiraku Akiho, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Kei Matsueda and Shin Fukudo

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:7

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  8. Research

    Development of a recumbent isometric yoga program for patients with severe chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: A pilot study to assess feasibility and efficacy

    Our previous randomized controlled trial demonstrated that isometric yoga in a sitting position reduces fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). However, some patie...

    Takakazu Oka, Hisako Wakita and Keishin Kimura

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:5

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  9. Research

    Job crafting, work engagement, and psychological distress among Japanese employees: a cross-sectional study

    Job crafting, an employee-initiated job design/redesign, has become important for employees’ well-being. However, most studies on the relationship between job crafting and employees’ well-being have been condu...

    Asuka Sakuraya, Akihito Shimazu, Hisashi Eguchi, Kimika Kamiyama, Yujiro Hara, Katsuyuki Namba and Norito Kawakami

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:6

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  10. Research

    Tolerable pain reduces gastric fundal accommodation and gastric motility in healthy subjects: a crossover ultrasonographic study

    Obstacles to pain management include patients’ reluctance to inform healthcare provides about their pain, and differences in the pain management aims between patients and healthcare providers. The objective of...

    Hideaki Hasuo, Hiroaki Kusunoki, Kenji Kanbara, Tetsuya Abe, Naoko Yunoki, Ken Haruma and Mikihiko Fukunaga

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:4

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  11. Case report

    A series of patients with purging type anorexia nervosa who do “tube vomiting”

    It is important for clinicians to assess their patients’ purging behavior. Various methods of purging, such as self-induced vomiting are well-known. Because patients do not always report their purging behavior...

    Takeshi Horie, Saki Harashima, Ryo Yoneda, Maiko Hiraide, Shuji Inada, Makoto Otani and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:32

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  12. Research

    What inhibits working women with mental disorders from returning to their workplace?-A study of systematic re-employment support in a medical institution

    It has been customary for working women in Japan to retire when they marry and to devote themselves to household work as well as having children. However, according to a report published by the Ministry of Int...

    Karin Hayashi, Yoichi Taira, Takamitsu Maeda, Yumie Matsuda, Yuki Kato, Kozue Hashi, Nobuo Kuroki and Shuichi Katsuragawa

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:29

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  13. Research

    Factors associated with pain level in non-cardiac chest pain patients with comorbid panic disorder

    Panic disorder (PD) is highly prevalent in patients with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). This study aims to explore the role of psychological factors (PD intensity, anxiety sensitivity, heart-related fear, atte...

    Guillaume Foldes-Busque, Stéphanie Hamel, Geneviève Belleville, Richard Fleet, Julien Poitras, Jean-Marc Chauny, Alain Vadeboncoeur, Kim L. Lavoie and André Marchand

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:30

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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