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Call for Papers: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for management of mental health and stress-related disorders

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps individuals recognize and modify faulty beliefs about psychosomatic illness such as “psychosocial stress cannot be controlled and I have no way of avoiding serious illness”.  It also helps those to eliminate avoidant and safety-seeking behaviors that prevent the self-correction of faulty beliefs, leading to stress management for mental health and stress-related disorders. This thematic series in BioPsychoSocial Medicine will seek research reports on CBT to summarize recent advances of technology (i.e., computerized and web-based CBT), prevention (i.e., general population approach of CBT for mental health issues), and treatment (i.e., clinical application of CBT for a variety of psychosomatic illness) in a field of biopsychosocial medicine.

Call for Papers: Psychogenic Fever

Psychogenic fever is a common psychosomatic disease. However, until recently, it wasn’t fully understood how psychological stress affects the body temperature in these patients and how to treat them. Recently, great advances have been made on the neural mechanisms responsible for stress-induced hyperthermia. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more attention to high body temperature without any inflammatory causes as well, which includes psychogenic fever. Therefore, this thematic series in BioPsychoSocial Medicine will seek research on the mechanisms how psychological stress affects body temperature and clinical experiences on patients with psychogenic fever, especially therapeutic experiences.

Featured Article

Biopsychosocial medicine research trends: connecting clinical medicine, psychology, and public health

Nakao, M., Komaki, G., Yoshiuchi, K. et al.

BioPsychoSocial Med 14, 30 (2020).

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Thematic series

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for management of mental health and stress-related disorders
Edited by Mutsuhiro Nakao

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 sponsors 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 2020 Ikemi Award was presented to Dr. Kazuaki Hashimoto (Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Toho University Graduate School of Medicine) for the following article;

Effect of relaxation therapy on benzodiazepine use in patients with medically unexplained symptoms
BioPsychoSocial Medicine Volume 14, Article number: 13 (2020) 

Award details and list of previous winners can be found here

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