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Post-traumatic stress symptoms in hemodialysis patients with MERS-CoV exposure

BioPsychoSocial Medicine Vol. 14:9 (2020)

New Content Item (5)In this article, authors investigated post-traumatic stress symptoms and risk factors in the the dialysis patients who were enforced to quarantine during the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea in 2015,

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Pilot study of a basic individualized cognitive behavioral therapy program for chronic pain in Japan
BioPsychoSocial Medicine volume 14, Article number: 6 (2020)

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Chronic pain is a major health problem, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is its recommended treatment; however, efforts to develop CBT programs for chronic pain and assess their feasibility are remarkably delayed in Asia. Authors of this article conducted a pilot study to develop a basic individualized CBT for chronic pain (CBT-CP) and assessed its feasibility for practice in Japan.

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Thematic series

Psycho-Oncology in the Asia-Pacific area​​​​​​​
Edited by Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

Psychosomatic dentistry
Edited by Akira Toyofuku

Recent advances in psychosomatic obstetrics & gynecology in Japan
Edited by Masakazu Terauchi

The meaning of behaviour medicine in the psychosomatic field
Edited by Mutsuhiro Nakao

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Aims and scope

BioPsychoSocial Medicine is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine. It publishes peer-reviewed research that encompasses all aspects of the interrelationships between the biological, psychological, social, and behavioral factors of health and illness.

The Ikemi Award 

To stimulate research in psychosomatic medicine and to enhance the submission of high quality manuscripts, BioPsychoSocial Medicine annually sponsor the "The Ikemi Award", which is presented to the first author of the best article published in the journal nominated by the award selection committee every year. 

The 2018 Ikemi Award was presented to Dr. Naoki Kodama (Department of Neurology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health) for the following article;
Neural correlates of body comparison and weight estimation in weight-recovered anorexia nervosa: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
BioPsychoSocial Medicine volume 12, Article number: 15 (2018) 

Award details and list of previous winners can be found here

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