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  1. Case report

    A series of patients with purging type anorexia nervosa who do “tube vomiting”

    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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:32

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  2. Research

    Factors associated with pain level in non-cardiac chest pain patients with comorbid panic disorder

    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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:30

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  3. Research

    What inhibits working women with mental disorders from returning to their workplace?-A study of systematic re-employment support in a medical institution

    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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:29

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  4. Research

    A questionnaire survey regarding the support needed by Yogo teachers to take care of students suspected of having eating disorders (second report)

    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...

    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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:28

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  5. Case report

    Self-controllable prodromal symptoms of syncope attributed to carotid sinus syndrome during the end stage of cancer: a 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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:27

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  6. Research

    Inhibition of emotional needs and emotional wellbeing predict disease progression of chronic hepatitis C patients: an 8-year prospective study

    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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:24

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  7. Research

    Factors relating to the mental health of women who were pregnant at the time of the Great East Japan earthquake: analysis from month 10 to month 48 after the earthquake

    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....

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:22

    Published on: 27 June 2016

  8. Research

    Factors associated with caregiving burden and mental health conditions in caregivers of patients with anorexia nervosa in Japan

    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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:21

    Published on: 22 June 2016

  9. Review

    Oral cenesthopathy

    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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:20

    Published on: 10 June 2016

  10. Research

    Abdominal bloating is the most bothersome symptom in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C): a large population-based Internet survey in Japan

    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...

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

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:19

    Published on: 4 June 2016

  11. Research

    Giving social support to outside family may be a desirable buffer against depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older adults: Japan gerontological evaluation study

    Depression is the leading cause of impaired quality of life and burden upon societies. Social supports can buffer against depressive symptoms effectively. The aim of this study is to determine the type of soci...

    Hirohito Tsuboi, Hiroshi Hirai and Katsunori Kondo

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:18

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  12. Research

    Prevalence and related factors of common mental disorders during pregnancy in Japan: a cross-sectional study

    Common mental disorders (CMD) during pregnancy can have a clearly harmful influence on both mothers and children. Some studies have reported related factors for mental disorders, such as region-specific backgr...

    Kentaro Usuda, Daisuke Nishi, Miyuki Makino, Hisateru Tachimori, Yutaka Matsuoka, Yo Sano, Takako Konishi and Tadashi Takeshima

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:17

    Published on: 20 May 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:26

  13. Research

    A Questionnaire Survey of the Type of Support Required by Yogo Teachers to Effectively Manage Students Suspected of Having an Eating Disorder

    Many studies have focused on the decreasing age of onset of eating disorders (EDs). Because school-age children with EDs are likely to suffer worse physical effects than adults, early detection and appropriate...

    Kaoru Seike, Hisashi Hanazawa, Toshiyuki Ohtani, Shizuo Takamiya, Ryoichi Sakuta and Michiko Nakazato

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:15

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  14. Review

    Psychosomatic problems in dentistry

    Many dental patients complain of oral symptoms after dental treatment, such as chronic pain or occlusal discomfort, for which the cause remains undetermined. These symptoms are often thought to be mental or em...

    Akira Toyofuku

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:14

    Published on: 30 April 2016

  15. Research

    The prevalence and risk factors of school absenteeism due to premenstrual disorders in Japanese high school students—a school-based cross-sectional study

    Premenstrual disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) interfere with the daily lives of adolescents. The causes of PMS and PMDD are unknown, but lifestyle habits...

    Mari Tadakawa, Takashi Takeda, Yasutake Monma, Shoko Koga and Nobuo Yaegashi

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:13

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  16. Research

    Aromatic effects of a Japanese citrus fruit—yuzu (Citrus junos Sieb. ex Tanaka)—on psychoemotional states and autonomic nervous system activity during the menstrual cycle: a single-blind randomized controlled crossover study

    Yuzu (Citrus junos Sieb. ex Tanaka), a yellow-golden colored citrus fruit, has traditionally been used to promote psychosomatic health in Japan. While the yuzu produces a distinctive, pleasing aroma of citrus and...

    Tamaki Matsumoto, Tetsuya Kimura and Tatsuya Hayashi

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:11

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  17. Research

    Gender differences in cancer-related distress in Japan: a retrospective observation study

    Cancer care is currently the most important medical issue in Japan. Total pain of cancer patients consists of a combination of four factors: physical, psychological, social distress, and spiritual pain. Previo...

    Atsuko Koyama, Hiromichi Matsuoka, Yoichi Ohtake, Chihiro Makimura, Kiyohiro Sakai, Ryo Sakamoto and Masahiko Murata

    BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:10

    Published on: 12 April 2016

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