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  1. To apply the Bio-Psych-Social (BPS) model into clinical practice, it is important not to focus on psychosocial domains only since biomedical factors can also contribute to chronic pain conditions. The cognitiv...

    Authors: Takahiro Miki, Yu Kondo, Hiroshi Kurakata, Eva Buzasi, Tsuneo Takebayashi and Hiroshi Takasaki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:12
  2. About 3% to 8% of women of fertile age are thought to have premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which is regarded as a serious form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), although the details of this common condit...

    Authors: Chihiro Morishita, Takeshi Inoue, Mina Honyashiki, Miki Ono, Yoshio Iwata, Hajime Tanabe, Ichiro Kusumi and Jiro Masuya
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:11
  3. Doctors treating COVID-19 are under extreme stress. It was reported that healthcare workers providing palliative care could present elevated levels of compassion fatigue. We herein report a case if the attendi...

    Authors: Tomoe Nishihara, Ayako Ohashi, Yuko Nakashima, Takafumi Yamashita, Kazutoshi Hiyama and Mika Kuroiwa
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:10
  4. Although fever is a common symptom in pediatric practice, its origin is often unknown in pediatric patients. Psychogenic fever is a stress-related, psychosomatic disease observed especially in young women. Thi...

    Authors: Yuko Ishizaki, Yoshitoki Yanagimoto, Yuri Fujii, Mana Yamamoto and Kazunari Kaneko
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:9
  5. Functional constipation (FC), a functional bowel disorder with symptoms of constipation, has considerable impact on quality of life. As data regarding its prevalence and epidemiology are lacking, this study ai...

    Authors: Sayuri Yamamoto, Wataru Ohashi, Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Inamoto, Akira Koshino, Tomoya Sugiyama, Kazuhiro Nagao, Yasuhiro Tamura, Shinya Izawa, Masahide Ebi, Jun Usami, Koichi Hamano, Junko Izumi, Yoshinori Wakita, Yasushi Funaki, Naotaka Ogasawara…
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:8
  6. Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a chronic functional dizziness symptom triggered by psychological stress, but its pathophysiology is unknown. Central sensitization is considered the cause of...

    Authors: Kazuaki Hashimoto, Takeaki Takeuchi, Takayuki Ueno, Shunsuke Suka, Miki Hiiragi, Maya Yamada, Akiko Koyama, Yuzo Nakamura, Jun Miyakoda and Masahiro Hashizume
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:7
  7. The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model of human functioning uses the behavioral processes of acceptance, mindfulness, and values, which together compose psychological flexibility, the ability to contac...

    Authors: Junichi Saito and Hiroaki Kumano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:6
  8. There is increasing evidence that the dietary intake of phytochemicals is inversely associated with severity of depression and positively associated with quality of life (QoL). The present study investigated t...

    Authors: Abbas Ali Sangouni, Azam Ahmadi Vasmehjani, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Gordon A. Ferns and Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:5
  9. Authors: Mitsunao Tomioka, Masako Hosoi, Tomona Okuzawa, Kozo Anno, Rie Iwaki, Hiroshi Kawata, Chiharu Kubo and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:4

    The original article was published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:22

  10. COVID-19 continues to have a global impact and has yet to converge. Behavioral restrictions in daily life are widespread, forcing changes to the behavioral patterns of people. Significant changes have also occ...

    Authors: Kentaro Shirotsuki, Nagisa Sugaya and Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:3
  11. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown had a considerable impact on eating disorders (EDs). We evaluated the clinical features of Japanese ED patients before and after the first COVID-19 outbreak-relate...

    Authors: Shu Takakura, Kenta Toda, Makoto Yamashita, Tomoko Kitajima, Takafumi Suematsu, Hiroaki Yokoyama, Chie Suzuyama Asou, Tomokazu Hata and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:2
  12. Shogi is a traditional board game in Japan. A preventive stress management program based on Shogi-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy (S-CBT) was applied in the Japanese municipality of Kakogawa City. The st...

    Authors: Hirokazu Furukawa, Shota Noda, Chiho Kitashima, Manami Omine, Takumi Fukumoto, Hitomi Ono, Aya Ohara and Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:1
  13. Authors: Yumie Ikeda, Miho Egawa, Kazuya Okamoto, Masaki Mandai, Yoshimitsu Takahashi and Takeo Nakayama
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:27

    The original article was published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:6

  14. Anorexia Nervosa is highly comorbid with depressive, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. However, it has not previously been reported as comorbid with antisocial personality traits, except wh...

    Authors: Miriam L. Robinovitz, Gregg Joseph Montalto, Khalid I. Afzal, Stephanie Lichtor, Sandeep Palepu, Dena Oaklander, Sarah Carollo, Jonathan Tutko and Jennifer E. Wildes
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:26
  15. Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure (PRISM) is a tool that can be used to visualize and evaluate the burden of suffering caused by an illness. The aim of this study was to identify which aspec...

    Authors: Mitsunao Tomioka, Masako Hosoi, Tomona Okuzawa, Kozo Anno, Rie Iwaki, Hiroshi Kawata, Chiharu Kubo and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:22

    The Correction to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:4

  16. Sleep problems interfere with work performance. Decreased work productivity due to health problems is defined as presenteeism. Although empirical data on the improvement of presenteeism by sleep interventions ...

    Authors: Yuta Takano, Suguru Iwano, Shuntaro Aoki, Norihito Nakano and Yuji Sakano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:21
  17. Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) involve chronic or persistent gastrointestinal symptoms. Laboratory tests show no organic lesions, and the symptoms are due to dysfunction. The most typical FGID i...

    Authors: Yohei Okawa
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:20
  18. Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition characterized by pain in the oral cavity. Kampo medicine is a traditional Japanese medical system that has its roots partly in ancient Chinese medicine. The ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Hato, Ken-ichiro Sakata, Jun Sato, Takuya Asaka, Noritaka Ohga, Yutaka Yamazaki and Yoshimasa Kitagawa
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:19
  19. Environmental psychological factors such as mood states can modify and trigger an organic response; depressive disorder is considered a risk factor for oncological development, leading to alterations both in t...

    Authors: ML Ramírez-de los Santos, A López-Navarro, S Ramírez-de los Santos, JM Guzmán-Flores, AL Pereira-Suárez and EI López-Pulido
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:18
  20. Our previous study demonstrated that 42% of yoga class participants in Japan had chronic diseases requiring medication. This raises the question as to whether those with chronic diseases would benefit from pra...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka and Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:17
  21. Cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) helps individuals to eliminate avoidant and safety-seeking behaviors that prevent self-correction of faulty beliefs, thereby facilitating stress management to reduce stress-r...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao, Kentaro Shirotsuki and Nagisa Sugaya
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:16
  22. In recent years, the roles of rumination, subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), and presenteeism have been emphasized in occupational mental health. However, associations between rumination, SCI, presenteeism...

    Authors: Kuniyoshi Toyoshima, Masahiko Ichiki, Takeshi Inoue, Akiyoshi Shimura, Jiro Masuya, Yota Fujimura, Shinji Higashi and Ichiro Kusumi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:15
  23. Many family caregivers of patients with cancer feel guilty about self-care. A meaningful relationship with patients reduces such negative feelings and functions as self-care for family caregivers. Moreover, ha...

    Authors: Hiroko Sakuma, Hideaki Hasuo and Mikihiko Fukunaga
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:14
  24. Despite improvements in surgical techniques, the removal of vestibular schwannoma is related to some complications. Recovery from surgical complications of vestibular schwannoma is often difficult and complica...

    Authors: Takayuki Suga, Trang T.H Tu, Junichiro Sakamoto and Akira Toyofuku
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:13
  25. Anxious-depressive attack (ADA) is a symptom complex that comprises sudden intense feelings of anxiety or depression, intrusive rumination of regretful memories or future worries, emotional distress due to pai...

    Authors: Shota Noda, Satomi Matsumoto, Naoko Kawasaki, Mina Masaki, Itaru Fukui and Hisanobu Kaiya
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:12
  26. Graves’ disease is characterized by hyperthyroidism and its symptoms often overlap with those of panic disorder, which may make it difficult to distinguish between the two conditions. In this report, we descri...

    Authors: Manabu Yasuda, Jun Kumakura, Kiyonori Oka and Kazuhito Fukuda
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:11
  27. Sleep is essential for mental health at all ages, but few studies have investigated the importance of sleep for mental health in early childhood. Therefore, this study examined the association between mental h...

    Authors: Fumie Horiuchi, Kentaro Kawabe, Yasunori Oka, Kiwamu Nakachi, Rie Hosokawa and Shu-ichi Ueno
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:10
  28. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and feeding and eating disorders (FEDs) such as anorexia nervosa (AN) are strongly linked as evidenced by frequent comorbidity and overlapping traits. However, eating and social ...

    Authors: Takeshi Inoue, Ryoko Otani, Toshiyuki Iguchi, Ryuta Ishii, Soh Uchida, Ayumi Okada, Shinji Kitayama, Kenshi Koyanagi, Yuki Suzuki, Yuichi Suzuki, Yoshino Sumi, Shizuo Takamiya, Yasuko Tsurumaru, Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yoshimitsu Fukai, Chikako Fujii…
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:9
  29. Psychological well-being has been associated with reduced mortality rates in both healthy and diseased populations. However, there is considerably less evidence on the effect of lifestyle behaviours on positiv...

    Authors: Toshihiro Takao, Naoki Sumi, Yoshiyuki Yamanaka, Sohachi Fujimoto and Tomoari Kamada
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:8
  30. An oral burning sensation with unidentified cause in patients with preexisting psychosocial conditions is usually diagnosed as burning mouth syndrome. However, unexpected organic lesions may be detected in rar...

    Authors: Takayuki Suga, Miho Takenoshita, Trang T. H. Tu, Takashi Sugawara, Susumu Kirimura and Akira Toyofuku
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:7
  31. To assess the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Daily Record of Severity of Problems (J-DRSP, 24 items) for evaluating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and to develop a short form...

    Authors: Yumie Ikeda, Miho Egawa, Kazuya Okamoto, Masaki Mandai, Yoshimitsu Takahashi and Takeo Nakayama
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:6

    The Correction to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:27

  32. Japan, like many developed countries, now faces fiscal problems from the escalating health-care expenditures associated with an aging population. Mental health problems such as depression contribute as much to...

    Authors: Shuji Inada, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Sungjin Park and Yukitoshi Aoyagi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:5
  33. Adverse responses to critical illness, such as symptoms of depression, anxiety or posttraumatic stress, are relatively common among family members. The role of risk factors, however, remains insufficiently und...

    Authors: Rahel Naef, Stefanie von Felten and Jutta Ernst
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:4
  34. Ample evidence indicates the efficacy of serotonin type 3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonists in the treatment of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). Mirtazapine is an atypical antidepre...

    Authors: Alireza Khalilian, Davoud Ahmadimoghaddam, Shiva Saki, Younes Mohammadi and Maryam Mehrpooya
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:3
  35. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience difficulty adapting to daily life in a preschool or school settings and are likely to develop psychosomatic symptoms. For a better understanding of t...

    Authors: Yuko Ishizaki, Takahiro Higuchi, Yoshitoki Yanagimoto, Hodaka Kobayashi, Atsushi Noritake, Kae Nakamura and Kazunari Kaneko
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:2
  36. The adherence of diabetic patients to their medication regimen is associated with many psychosocial factors that are still unknown. Therefore, the present study aims to identify the psychosocial barriers to me...

    Authors: Firoozeh Mostafavi, Fereshteh Zamani Alavijeh, Arash Salahshouri and Behzad Mahaki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2021 15:1
  37. Previous studies reported that subjective well-being in adulthood correlates with perceived parental bonding in childhood as well as personality traits. However, whether personality traits mediate the effect o...

    Authors: Akiko Murakoshi, Nobuyuki Mitsui, Jiro Masuya, Yota Fujimura, Shinji Higashi, Ichiro Kusumi and Takeshi Inoue
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:28
  38. Although the association between polypharmacy and the occurrence of delirium has been well studied, the influence of polypharmacy on the persistence of delirium remains unclear. We aimed to explore the effect ...

    Authors: Ken Kurisu, Daisuke Miyabe, Yoshiko Furukawa, Osamu Shibayama and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:25
  39. Galectin-3 promotes the proliferation of neural progenitor cells and is engaged in cell-cell adhesion, cell-matrix interactions, and macrophage activation. In addition, in patients with heart failure this carb...

    Authors: Monika Sadlonova, Thomas Meyer, Lutz Binder, Rolf Wachter, Frank Edelmann and Christoph Herrmann-Lingen
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:24
  40. Due to the high pathogenicity and mortality, the COVID-19 disaster caused global panic and anxiety. At present, diagnosis and treatment are of great concern. As time progresses, however, the sequelae caused by...

    Authors: Guo Heng Mo, Zi Xuan Wang, Xiao Si Chen and Qunguang Jiang
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:22
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