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  1. Content type: Research

    Global assessment allows patients to assess improvement in multiple irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. However, it was deemed important to assess “clinically meaningful improvements, focusing on the pati...

    Authors: Motoko Ida, Akito Nishida, Hiraku Akiho, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Kei Matsueda and Shin Fukudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:8

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    Previous studies have indicated that ramosetron, a 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 receptor antagonist, achieves global improvement in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms in male patients with IBS with diarrhea (IBS...

    Authors: Motoko Ida, Akito Nishida, Hiraku Akiho, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Kei Matsueda and Shin Fukudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:7

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  3. Content type: Research

    Our previous randomized controlled trial demonstrated that isometric yoga in a sitting position reduces fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). However, some patie...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Hisako Wakita and Keishin Kimura

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:5

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  4. Content type: Research

    Job crafting, an employee-initiated job design/redesign, has become important for employees’ well-being. However, most studies on the relationship between job crafting and employees’ well-being have been condu...

    Authors: Asuka Sakuraya, Akihito Shimazu, Hisashi Eguchi, Kimika Kamiyama, Yujiro Hara, Katsuyuki Namba and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    Evaluating health needs includes measures of the impact of state of health on the quality of life. This entails evaluating the psychosocial aspects of health. To achieve this, several tools for measuring the q...

    Authors: Noeline Razanamihaja and Eva Ranivoharilanto

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Obstacles to pain management include patients’ reluctance to inform healthcare provides about their pain, and differences in the pain management aims between patients and healthcare providers. The objective of...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Hiroaki Kusunoki, Kenji Kanbara, Tetsuya Abe, Naoko Yunoki, Ken Haruma and Mikihiko Fukunaga

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:4

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  7. Content type: Review

    Within national and international societies of psychosomatic medicine the idea has emerged of bringing together and coordinating psychosomatic, behavioural, psychological and medical actions with common intere...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Deter, Kristina Orth-Gomér, Bohdan Wasilewski and Ramiro Verissimo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    Daylight hours in high-latitude regions tend to be longer than those in Japan in summer, and shorter than those in Japan in winter. For example, daylight hours in London in winter are one-third those of Tokyo....

    Authors: Yumiko Kurata, Shuhei Izawa and Shinobu Nomura

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:33

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  9. Content type: Case report

    It is important for clinicians to assess their patients’ purging behavior. Various methods of purging, such as self-induced vomiting are well-known. Because patients do not always report their purging behavior...

    Authors: Takeshi Horie, Saki Harashima, Ryo Yoneda, Maiko Hiraide, Shuji Inada, Makoto Otani and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:32

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  10. Content type: Research

    Job burnout has become a rampant epidemic in working societies, causing high productivity loss and healthcare costs. An easy accessible tool to detect clinically relevant risk may bear the potential to timely ...

    Authors: Roland von Känel, Marc van Nuffel and Walther J. Fuchs

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:31

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  11. Content type: Research

    Panic disorder (PD) is highly prevalent in patients with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). This study aims to explore the role of psychological factors (PD intensity, anxiety sensitivity, heart-related fear, atte...

    Authors: Guillaume Foldes-Busque, Stéphanie Hamel, Geneviève Belleville, Richard Fleet, Julien Poitras, Jean-Marc Chauny, Alain Vadeboncoeur, Kim L. Lavoie and André Marchand

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:30

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  12. Content type: Research

    It has been customary for working women in Japan to retire when they marry and to devote themselves to household work as well as having children. However, according to a report published by the Ministry of Int...

    Authors: Karin Hayashi, Yoichi Taira, Takamitsu Maeda, Yumie Matsuda, Yuki Kato, Kozue Hashi, Nobuo Kuroki and Shuichi Katsuragawa

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:29

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  13. Content type: Research

    The lowering of the age of onset and chronicity have been key problems related to eating disorders (EDs). As the proportion of teens in the estimated onset ages has increased, it has become important to detect...

    Authors: Kaoru Seike, Michiko Nakazato, Hisashi Hanazawa, Toshiyuki Ohtani, Tomihisa Niitsu, Shin-ichi Ishikawa, Atsuko Ayabe, Ryoko Otani, Kentaro Kawabe, Fumie Horiuchi, Shizuo Takamiya and Ryoichi Sakuta

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:28

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Carotid sinus syndrome (CSS) can cause prodromal symptoms of syncope such as dizziness and nausea. Patients with end-stage cancer lose self-efficacy associated with reduced activities of daily life (ADL). Here...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:27

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  15. Content type: Research

    The role of psycosocial factors in the disease progression of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to prospectively evaluate the prognostic value of behavioral p...

    Authors: Ryoko Sawamoto, Jun Nagano, Eiji Kajiwara, Junko Sonoda, Tetsuya Hiramoto and Nobuyuki Sudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:24

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  16. Content type: Research

    The course of self-reported symptoms during medium- versus long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy has rarely been documented for outpatient settings. This observational study describes routine practice of ambul...

    Authors: S. Nolte, L. Erdur, H. F. Fischer, M. Rose and B. Palmowski

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:23

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  17. Content type: Research

    The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred at 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, and the magnitude of the earthquake was 9.0 with a maximum seismic intensity of 7....

    Authors: Kineko Sato, Maki Oikawa, Mai Hiwatashi, Mari Sato and Nobuko Oyamada

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:22

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  18. Content type: Research

    There are no studies about the caregiving burdens in families of patients with eating disorders in Japan, and only limited studies on the role of caregivers’ stress coping, social support, and mental health. T...

    Authors: Chisato Ohara, Gen Komaki, Zentaro Yamagata, Mari Hotta, Toshiko Kamo and Tetuya Ando

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:21

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  19. Content type: Review

    Cenesthopathy is characterized by abnormal and strange bodily sensations and is classified as a ‘delusional disorder, somatic type’ or ‘somatoform disorder’ according to the DSM 5. The oral cavity is one of th...

    Authors: Yojiro Umezaki, Anna Miura, Motoko Watanabe, Miho Takenoshita, Akihito Uezato, Akira Toriihara, Toru Nishikawa and Akira Toyofuku

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:20

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  20. Content type: Research

    Abdominal bloating is a common symptom in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). However, it is not included among the required items in the Rome III diagnostic criteria for IBS. Lit...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:19

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