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  1. Content type: Case report

    There is no consensus on effective treatment for laxative abuse in patients with eating disorders. Here, we report the case of a patient with laxative abuse who showed some improvement through an intervention ...

    Authors: Kuniyoshi Toyoshima and Ichiro Kusumi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:23

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  2. Content type: Research

    We developed and validated a childhood eating disorder outcome scale based on outcomes associated with body mass index standard deviation score (BMI-SDS). This prospective observational study included 131 chil...

    Authors: Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yoshimitsu Fukai, So Uchida, Michiko Matsuoka, Toshiyuki Iguchi, Ayumi Okada, Ryoichi Sakuta, Takeshi Inoue, Ryoko Otani, Shinji Kitayama, Kenshi Koyanagi, Yuichi Suzuki, Yuki Suzuki, Yoshino Sumi, Shizuo Takamiya, Chikako Fujii…

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:21

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  3. Content type: Research

    Psychological factors have been reported to have influence on the eating habits of patients with diabetes. However, previous studies have used questionnaires to investigate the association, and thus include re...

    Authors: Shuji Inada, Yoko Iizuka, Ken Ohashi, Hiroe Kikuchi, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Takashi Kadowaki and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:20

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  4. Content type: Review

    The advancement of wearable/ambulatory technologies has brought a huge change to data collection frameworks in recent decades. Mobile health (mHealth) care platforms, which utilize ambulatory devices to collec...

    Authors: Jinhyuk Kim, David Marcusson-Clavertz, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi and Joshua M. Smyth

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:19

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  5. Content type: Research

    Menstrual pain causes low quality of life among women of reproductive age, and often interferes with daily activities. Perceived injustice is a cognition linked to adverse symptoms. The aims of this study were...

    Authors: Keiko Yamada, Tomonori Adachi, Yasuhiko Kubota, Takashi Takeda and Masako Iseki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:17

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  6. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], a system ID “BPSM-D-19-00022R2” is mistakenly included in the article’s title. The correct article tile should be “Subjective well-being and problem-solving ski...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao, Hirokazu Furukawa, Chiho Kitashima and Shota Noda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:16

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    The original article was published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:11

  7. Content type: Research

    Poor sleep quality is associated with overeating and unhealthy eating. The aim of this study was to investigate if emotional eating could act as a mediator between poor sleep quality and energy/macronutrients ...

    Authors: Sevda Saleh-Ghadimi, Parvin Dehghan, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi and Hamed Jafari-Vayghan

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:15

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  8. Content type: Research

    There is growing evidence of the treatment efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). CBT is recommended by several practice guidelines for patients with IBS if lifestyl...

    Authors: Hitomi Kawanishi, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Misako Funaba, Yasushi Fujii, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Hiroe Kikuchi, Keisuke Kawai, Kazushi Maruo, Norio Sugawara, Kenji Hatano, Tomotaka Shoji, Tadahiro Yamazaki, Kenta Toda, Masafumi Murakami, Masayasu Shoji, Chisato Ohara…

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:14

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  9. Content type: Research

    Previous studies have shown that hoarding behavior usually starts at a subclinical level in early adolescence and gradually worsens; however, a limited number of studies have examined the prevalence of hoardin...

    Authors: Kosuke Kajitani, Rikako Tsuchimoto, Jun Nagano and Tomohiro Nakao

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:13

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  10. Content type: Research

    In recent years, the phenomena of access to the cell phone and addiction to the Internet have been developed among students due to their many applications and attractiveness. Therefore, the present study was c...

    Authors: Rasool Kawyannejad, Maryam Mirzaei, Ali Valinejadi, Behzad Hemmatpour, Hasan Ali Karimpour, Javad AminiSaman, Ebrahim Ezzati, Siavash Vaziri, Mojgan Safaeepour and Saeed Mohammadi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:12

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  11. Content type: Research

    Shogi is a popular board game in Japan, and shogi-assisted cognitive–behavioral therapy (S-CBT) has been applied in Kakogawa City, a Japanese municipality. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects ...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao, Hirokazu Furukawa, Chiho Kitashima and Shota Noda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:11

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:16

  12. Content type: Case report

    Behavioral activation therapy (BAT) directly addresses activities that individuals value most highly, and may be easily applicable to cancer patients. However, there is no established evidence of the use of BA...

    Authors: Takatoshi Hirayama, Yuko Ogawa, Yuko Yanai, Shin-ichi Suzuki and Ken Shimizu

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:9

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  13. Content type: Research

    Normal delivery is a natural and physiological process with numerous benefits for mother and baby. Giving birth by Caesarean Section (CS) should be limited to the cases in which normal delivery is not possible...

    Authors: Soraya Siabani, Khadijeh Jamshidi and Mohammad Mehdi Mohammadi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:8

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  14. Content type: Research

    Family is considered as the first source of care and support for the mother. Family stress and anxiety can be transmitted to the pregnant mother and have negative effects on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, ...

    Authors: Fariba Alaem, Amir Jalali, Afshin Almasi, Alireza abdi and Mozhgan khalili

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:7

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  15. Content type: Research

    The impact of looking after children who live with complex chronic conditions is a growing public health issue. However, it is unclear whether sociodemographic and psychosocial variables can be used to predict...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano and Miriam Teresa Domínguez-Guedea

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:6

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  16. Content type: Review

    Board games are played by moving game pieces in particular ways on special boards marked with patterns. To clarify the possible roles of board game use in psychosomatic medicine, the present review evaluated s...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:5

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  17. Content type: Research

    Mindfulness-based interventions are increasingly being implemented worldwide for problems with depression and anxiety, and they have shown evidence of efficacy. However, few studies have examined the effects o...

    Authors: Toru Takahashi, Fukiko Sugiyama, Tomoki Kikai, Issaku Kawashima, Siqing Guan, Mana Oguchi, Taro Uchida and Hiroaki Kumano

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:4

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  18. Content type: Review

    Previous large-scale studies suggest that internet gaming disorder (IGD) among children and adolescents has become an important public concern. Minors are known to be particularly susceptible to problematic in...

    Authors: Nagisa Sugaya, Tomohiro Shirasaka, Kenzo Takahashi and Hideyuki Kanda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:3

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  19. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to represent chronic stress exposure by a complex generic Active and Healthy (AHA) diagnostic assessment tool incorporating ICF. This is a single-centre, cross-sectional, observational...

    Authors: Petra Stute, Marion Anker, Laura Hollenstein, Michael von Wolff, Norman Bitterlich, Florian Meissner and Dagmar Poethig

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:2

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  20. Content type: Review

    Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS), a chronic intraoral burning sensation or dysesthesia without clinically evident causes, is one of the most common medically unexplained oral symptoms/syndromes. Even though the cl...

    Authors: Trang T. H. Tu, Miho Takenoshita, Hirofumi Matsuoka, Takeshi Watanabe, Takayuki Suga, Yuma Aota, Yoshihiro Abiko and Akira Toyofuku

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:1

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  21. Content type: Research

    It has become necessary to develop mental health management methods that do not require specialized skills or tools to implement. With this in mind, we performed a subjective and objective investigation of the...

    Authors: Yoshiyasu Fujiwara and Hitoshi Okamura

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:22

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  22. Content type: Research

    Although dizziness is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, the underlying mechanism is not precisely known. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of, and the factors associated wit...

    Authors: Masakazu Terauchi, Tamami Odai, Asuka Hirose, Kiyoko Kato, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Mikako Masuda, Reiko Tsunoda, Hiroaki Fushiki and Naoyuki Miyasaka

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:21

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) patients are assumed to express high levels of guilt and envy. Ultimatum game (UG) is a standard behavioral task that focuses on interpersonal behavior when splitting a sum of money betwe...

    Authors: Masanori Isobe, Michiko Kawabata, Ema Murao, Tomomi Noda, Noriko Matsukawa, Ryosaku Kawada, Teruhisa Uwatoko, Toshiya Murai, Shun’ichi Noma and Hidehiko Takahashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:19

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  24. Content type: Research

    Rome III was revised to Rome IV in May 2016. One important change in the Rome IV criteria is that abdominal pain must be present for a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Under Rome III, in contrast, ...

    Authors: Masanori Kosako, Hiraku Akiho, Hiroto Miwa, Motoyori Kanazawa and Shin Fukudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:18

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  25. Content type: Research

    High expectations regarding therapy are reported to have positive effects on future therapeutic course and related behavior. Some individuals are aware of feelings of comfort immediately after a relaxation the...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Kenji Kanbara, Hiroko Sakuma and Mikihiko Fukunaga

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:16

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  26. Content type: Research

    The neural mechanisms underlying body dissatisfaction and emotional problems evoked by social comparisons in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) are currently unclear. Here, we elucidate patterns of brain acti...

    Authors: Naoki Kodama, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Aya Takeda, Motonari Maeda, Tetsuya Ando, Hiroe Kikuchi, Motoharu Gondo, Hiroaki Adachi and Gen Komaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:15

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  27. Content type: Research

    After the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2011), the fatigue of relief workers became a major problem in affected areas. In the present study, we conducted a questionnaire survey 2.5 years post-disaster...

    Authors: Noriko Setou, Takaki Fukumori, Kazuhisa Nakao and Masaharu Maeda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:14

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  28. Content type: Research

    Pancreatic cancer (PC) has poorer prognosis and higher surgical invasiveness than many other cancers, with associated psychiatric symptoms including depression and anxiety. Perioperative depression has not bee...

    Authors: Naoko Sato, Yoshimi Hasegawa, Asami Saito, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Kyohei Ariake, Yu Katayose, Kei Nakagawa, Kei Kawaguchi, Shin Fukudo, Michiaki Unno and Fumiko Sato

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:13

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  29. Content type: Research

    Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) is a representative psychosomatic disorder. Several pathophysiological factors have been linked to IBS symptoms such as the modulation of gastrointestinal mot...

    Authors: Masanori Kosako, Hiraku Akiho, Hiroto Miwa, Motoyori Kanazawa and Shin Fukudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:12

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  30. Content type: Commentary

    This letter comments on the conclusion drawn by Shirotsuki et al. (2017) in their article entitled “The effect for Japanese workers of a self-help computerized cognitive behaviour therapy program with a supple...

    Authors: Geneviève Sauvé, Marie-France Bastien, Casandra Roy-Gelencser and Ghassan El-Baalbaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:11

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  31. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to determing which psychological traits of Japanese type 2 diabetes patients would provide reliability and validity to the Japanese version of the Acceptance and Action Diabetes Q...

    Authors: Junichi Saito, Wataru Shoji and Hiroaki Kumano

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:9

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  32. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to examine the necessity of early intervention for students with potential bulimia by investigating how the eating attitudes of college students change and examining the relation betw...

    Authors: Yuri Okamoto, Yoshie Miyake, Ichie Nagasawa and Masaharu Yoshihara

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:8

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    The emerging concept of planetary health emphasizes that the health of human civilization is intricately connected to the health of natural systems within the Earth’s biosphere; here, we focus on the rapidly p...

    Authors: Susan L. Prescott, Ganesa Wegienka, Alan C. Logan and David L. Katz

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:7

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  34. Content type: Research

    Patients with behavioral disorders following severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) often have disorders of consciousness that make expressing their emotional distress difficult. However, no standard method for ...

    Authors: Tomohiro Yamaki, Kosuke Suzuki, Yusuke Sudo, Tomihisa Niitsu, Masahiko Okai, Nobuo Oka and Masaru Odaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:6

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  35. Content type: Research

    In a previous randomized controlled trial, we found that sitting isometric yoga improves fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who are resistant to conventional therapy. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Tokusei Tanahashi, Nobuyuki Sudo, Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren and Yu Yamada

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:3

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  36. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error to Table 2.

    Authors: Tokusei Tanahashi, Keisuke Kawai, Keita Tatsushima, Chihiro Saeki, Kunie Wakabayashi, Naho Tamura, Tetsuya Ando and Toshio Ishikawa

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:5

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    The original article was published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:22

  37. Content type: Case report

    Non-organic lesions or diseases of unknown origin are sometimes misdiagnosed as “psychogenic” disorders or “psychosomatic” diseases. For the quality of life and safety of patients, recent attention has focused...

    Authors: Atsuko Koyama, Yoichi Ohtake, Kanae Yasuda, Kiyohiro Sakai, Ryo Sakamoto, Hiromichi Matsuoka, Hirokuni Okumi and Toshiko Yasuda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:4

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Discrepant input from vestibular and visual systems may be involved in motion sickness; individual differences in the organization of these systems may therefore give rise to individual differences in propensi...

    Authors: Ruth E. Propper, Frederick Bonato, Leanna Ward and Kenneth Sumner

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:2

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Several reports have been published on patients with gender dysphoria and eating disorders. However, there have been few reports on the longitudinal course of eating disorders after gender reassignment surgery...

    Authors: Maiko Hiraide, Saki Harashima, Ryo Yoneda, Makoto Otani, Mami Kayano and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:32

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  40. Content type: Review

    Australia has a thriving Psycho-Oncology research and clinical community. In this article, the Australian health system in which Psycho-Oncology is embedded is described. Clinical Psycho-Oncology services are ...

    Authors: P. Butow, H. Dhillon, J. Shaw and M. Price

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:15

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  41. Content type: Research

    Latent trigger points (LTrPs) can be activated by future events, leading to pain. Few studies have reported LTrP risk factors. It has been suggested that alexithymia is associated with myofascial pain and dimi...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Kenji Kanbara, Tetsuya Abe, Mikihiko Fukunaga and Naoko Yunoki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:31

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  42. Content type: Research

    Obesity is one of the fastest growing modern day epidemics affecting preventable disease and premature deaths. Healthy lifestyle behaviours, such as physical activity and nutritional consumption, have been sho...

    Authors: Sarah J. Lacey and Tamara D. Street

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:30

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