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  1. Family members of patients with eating disorders, especially their mothers, experience heavy caregiving burdens associated with supporting the patient. We predict that increasing caregivers’ support will have ...

    Authors: Fujika Katsuki, Atsurou Yamada, Masaki Kondo, Hanayo Sawada, Norio Watanabe and Tatsuo Akechi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:4
  2. Evidence suggests that up to 30% of cancer patients may meet the criteria for adjustment disorder. However, no assessment instruments have been validated for use with cancer patients. The Adjustment Disorder N...

    Authors: Bernadette E. Harris, Kylie Rice, Clara V. Murray and Einar B. Thorsteinsson
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:2
  3. The introduction of BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) to chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) therapy has revolutionized the treatment of this disease. Although regular TKI intake is a prerequisite for succe...

    Authors: Anna Rychter, Joanna Miniszewska and Joanna Góra-Tybor
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:1
  4. Alterations in sensory processing, such as vision, taste, and interoceptive sensation, have been reported in adult anorexia nervosa (AN). Whether these symptoms are traits, states, or “scars” due to chronic st...

    Authors: Tasuku Kitajima, Ryoko Otani, Takeshi Inoue, Naho Matsushima, Naoki Matsubara and Ryoichi Sakuta
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:27
  5. Wasabi (Eutrema japonicum) is a common pungent spice used in Japan. 6-Methylsulfinylhexyl isothiocyanate (6-MSITC) found in the rhizome of wasabi has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, ...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Yu Yamada, Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren, Mutsuhiro Nakao, Ryota Nakajima, Masanobu Kanou, Ryuji Hiramatsu and Yo-ichi Nabeshima
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:26
  6. Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain (PIFP) is a pain syndrome with missing evidence-based therapy recommendations. According to the biopsychosocial pain model, multidisciplinary pain treatment (MPT) offers a pro...

    Authors: Zita Foerster, Barbara Kleinmann, Nadine Schlueter, Kirstin Vach and Tilman Wolter
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:25
  7. Central sensitization syndrome (CSS) involves severe functional symptoms due to central sensitization. for patients with severe somatic symptoms and related disorders (SSRDs), central sensitization may be resp...

    Authors: Kazuaki Hashimoto, Takeaki Takeuchi, Miki Hiiragi, Akiko Koyama, Yuzo Nakamura and Masahiro Hashizume
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:24
  8. Prevalence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may be as high as 13-18%, but it remains under-recognized and is associated with increased suicidal ideation (SI), plans, and attempts in epidemiological studies. The ...

    Authors: Sara V. Carlini, Sandra J. Weiss, Lauren Mordukhaev, Sunu Jacob, Heather A. Flynn and Kristina M. Deligiannidis
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:23
  9. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, glycemic variability (GV), and eating behavior by measuring daily glucose levels through an intermittently scanne...

    Authors: Nao Uotani, Shun’ichi Noma, Momoko Akamine and Takashi Miyawaki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:22
  10. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a persistent and debilitating disorder. According to several studies, chronic fatigue syndrome has been identified among recovered COVID-19 patients as the most common symptom of lo...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Yassaman Khodayari, Amin Hosseinian-Far, Hosna Zarei, Shabnam Rasoulpoor, Hakimeh Akbari and Masoud Mohammadi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:21
  11. Cardiovascular disease is a chronic non-communicable illness that causes more than half of all deaths across Europe. Unhealthy lifestyle, inadequate adherence to medical prescriptions, themselves associated wi...

    Authors: Eleonora Cilli, Jessica Ranieri, Federica Guerra, Claudio Ferri and Dina Di Giacomo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:20
  12. The Patterns of Activity Measure-Pain (POAM-P) is a self-report questionnaire that measures avoidance, overdoing, and pacing in individuals with chronic pain. We aimed to develop and confirm the psychometric p...

    Authors: Kiyoka Enomoto, Tomonori Adachi, Akira Mibu, Katsuyoshi Tanaka, Sei Fukui, Miho Nakanishi, Narihito Iwashita, Jun Sasaki and Tomohiko Nishigami
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:19
  13. With a recent increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an important issue has emerged in clinical practice regarding when and how patients themselves should be given explanations following...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Sato, Misao Fujita, Atsushi Tsuchiya, Taichi Hatta, Katsumi Mori, Eisuke Nakazawa, Yoshiyuki Takimoto and Akira Akabayashi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:18
  14. Our study sought to investigate the clinical influencing factors of psoriasis patients with depression, and analyze whether the content of monoamine neurotransmitters in plasma was correlated with depression i...

    Authors: Si-Qi Long, Jing Fang, Hui-Ling Shu, Deng-Mei Xia, Zheng-Qun Wang, Wen-Yao Mi, Xue-Li Zhang and Chang-Qiang Li
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:17
  15. Ethyl loflazepate (EL) is a benzodiazepine derivative that has been reported to activate the gustatory cortex. Our department routinely uses EL as a first-line treatment for idiopathic and psychogenic taste di...

    Authors: Ken-ichiro Sakata, Hiroyuki Hato, Jun Sato, Takashi Iori, Noritaka Ohga, Haruhisa Watanabe, Yutaka Yamazaki and Yoshimasa Kitagawa
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:16
  16. The Cognitive Scale for Functional Bowel Disorders (CS-FBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Behavioral Responses Questionnaire (IBS-BRQ) are a useful measures to assess cognitive-behavioral aspects in individuals...

    Authors: Nagisa Sugaya, Yoshitoshi Tomita, Misako Funaba, Hiroshi Iida, Kentaro Shirotsuki, Fumiyuki Chin Gardner, Toshinari Odawara, Tetsuya Ando and Masahiko Inamori
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:15
  17. Alexisomia refers to difficulties in the awareness and expression of somatic feelings. This idea was proposed by Dr. Yujiro Ikemi as a characteristic observed in patients with psychosomatic diseases and is bas...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka and Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:14
  18. Presenteeism is an indicator of productivity loss and the risk of absence from work due to mental health problems. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of sleep debt, social jetlag, and insomn...

    Authors: Yuta Takano, Rui Ibata, Norihito Nakano and Yuji Sakano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:13
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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

  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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

  32. 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
  33. 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

  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
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