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  1. 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...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:17

    Content type: Research

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

  2. 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...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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...

    Authors: Akira Toyofuku

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:14

    Content type: Review

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  4. 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...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  5. Oxidative stress is known to be a factor in various diseases. In this study, we investigated whether physical and psychological symptoms of menopause, cardiovascular parameters, body composition, and lifestyle...

    Authors: Asuka Hirose, Masakazu Terauchi, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Yoko Owa, Kiyoko Kato and Toshiro Kubota

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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...

    Authors: Tamaki Matsumoto, Tetsuya Kimura and Tatsuya Hayashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  8. This article discusses the core curriculum for behavioral science, from the perspective of psychology, recommended by the Japanese Society of Behavioral Medicine and seeks to explain how the curriculum can be ...

    Authors: Akihito Shimazu and Mutsuhiro Nakao

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:6

    Content type: Review

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  9. As the number of immigrants to Japan increases, the health problems of foreign nationals also have an increasing impact on Japanese medical institutions. The aim of this study was to clarify the Japan–specific...

    Authors: Atsuko Koyama, Hirokuni Okumi, Hiromichi Matsuoka, Chihiro Makimura, Ryo Sakamoto and Kiyohiro Sakai

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:7

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Behavioral medicine has increased in importance to become a promising field in medical education. The Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health and Toho University School of Medicine were evaluated in...

    Authors: Takeaki Takeuchi and Masahiro Hashizume

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:4

    Content type: Review

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  11. The BioPsychoSocial Medicine editorial team would like to thank all reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2015).

    Authors: Gen Komaki, Mutsuhiro Nakao and Shin Fukudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:1

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  12. Enhanced processing of emotional stimuli after stress exposure is reported to be associated with stress-induced cortisol. Because enhanced emotional information processing could make cognitive emotion regulati...

    Authors: Hideki Tsumura, Jun Sensaki and Hironori Shimada

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:23

    Content type: Research

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  13. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a caregiver’s relaxation on the gastric motility function of the patient. The secondary purpose was to evaluate changes in the caregiver’s willingn...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Kenji Kanbara, Yasuyuki Mizuno, Junji Nishiyama, Mikihiko Fukunaga and Naoko Yunoki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:21

    Content type: Research

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  14. Most people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are physically inactive. An accelerometer worn on the waist has been used to evaluate physical activity in people with chronic conditions. It is useful for evaluating...

    Authors: Toshihide Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Shyuji Inada, Kenji Shirakura, Naoki Wada, Kimihiko Takeuchi and Masatoshi Matsushita

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:19

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:20

  15. Although previous studies have shown detrimental effects of visual impairment on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), they were primarily conducted on elderly individuals with visual impairment. The objecti...

    Authors: Iguchi Masaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:18

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:9

  16. No epidemiologic survey examining eating disorders in Japan has been done at a national level since 1992. The prevalence of anorexia nervosa, as assessed by questionnaires to hospitals, is thought to be undere...

    Authors: Mari Hotta, Reiko Horikawa, Hiroyo Mabe, Shin Yokoyama, Eiko Sugiyama, Tadato Yonekawa, Masamitsu Nakazato, Yuri Okamoto, Chisato Ohara and Yoshihiro Ogawa

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  17. Reduced physical activity is supposed to be associated with depressiveness and more passive coping patterns. For further evaluation of this assumed relation we studied energy expenditure due to physical activi...

    Authors: Ulf Elbelt, Anne Ahnis, Andrea Riedl, Silke Burkert, Tatjana Schuetz, Juergen Ordemann, Christian J. Strasburger and Burghard F. Klapp

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  18. Stressors may differently affect human physiological systems according to the host properties relevant to psycho-behavioral processes that the stressors invoke. In a Japanese multicenter cohort study of patien...

    Authors: Jun Nagano, Nobuyuki Sudo, Shohei Nagaoka, Masao Yukioka and Masakazu Kondo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  19. Although depression and anxiety have been implicated in risk for major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE), a theoretical approach to identifying such putative links is lacking. The objec...

    Authors: Phillip J. Tully, Helen R. Winefield, Robert A. Baker, Johan Denollet, Susanne S. Pedersen, Gary A. Wittert and Deborah A. Turnbull

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa (AN) is high, and death is mainly attributable to cardiac events. A wide range of autonomic nervous system disturbances may be mechanisms underlying the incr...

    Authors: Yoshikatsu Nakai, Masatoshi Fujita, Kazuko Nin, Shun’ichi Noma and Satoshi Teramukai

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:12

    Content type: Research

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  21. Many reports have been published concerning how psychosocial stress influences the occurrence and progression of allergic diseases such as bronchial asthma and atopic dermatitis. As for asthma, a typical aller...

    Authors: Kazufumi Yoshihara

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:8

    Content type: Review

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  22. The influence of a caregiver’s stress on the development of childhood asthma is an important aspect of the treatment and prevention of illness. Many cross-sectional studies have investigated the association be...

    Authors: Noriko Yamamoto and Jun Nagano

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:7

    Content type: Review

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  23. Several studies have reported an increased tendency towards anger in patients with panic disorder (PD). If this propensity for anger arises from the pathological process of PD, it may be associated with the du...

    Authors: Nagisa Sugaya, Eiji Yoshida, Shin Yasuda, Mamoru Tochigi, Kunio Takei, Takeshi Otowa, Tadashi Umekage, Yoshiaki Konishi, Yuji Sakano, Shinobu Nomura, Yuji Okazaki, Hisanobu Kaiya, Hisashi Tanii and Tsukasa Sasaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  24. The BioPsychoSocial Medicine editorial team would like to thank the following colleagues who contributed to peer review for the journal in Volume 8 (2014).

    Authors: Koji Tsuboi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:5

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  25. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of prolonged stress on the salivary adrenal hormones (cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEA], DHEA-sulfate [DHEA-S]) of individuals with irritable bowel...

    Authors: Nagisa Sugaya, Shuhei Izawa, Keisuke Saito, Kentaro Shirotsuki, Shinobu Nomura and Hironori Shimada

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  26. The Japanese Coronary-prone Behaviour Scale (JCBS) is a questionnaire developed by the Eastern Collaborative Group Study (ECGS), a multi-centre study of coronary-prone behaviour among Japanese men. Subscale C ...

    Authors: Reiko Hori, Jun-ichiro Hayano, Kazuhiro Kimura, Nitaro Shibata and Fumio Kobayashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  27. An understanding of eating behaviors is an important element of health education and treatment in clinical populations. To understand the biopsychosocial profile of eating behaviors in an ecologically valid wa...

    Authors: Hiroe Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Shuji Inada, Tetsuya Ando and Yoshiharu Yamamoto

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  28. Recent neuroimaging studies have investigated the brain involvement in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Functional studies found abnormalities in cognitive and emotional function...

    Authors: Alessandro Agostini, Massimo Campieri, Angela Bertani, Antonella Scarcelli, Daniela Ballotta, Carlo Calabrese, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti, Paolo Nichelli and Francesca Benuzzi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  29. Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) often complain of persistent fatigue even after conventional therapies such as pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or graded exercise therapy. The aim of...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Tokusei Tanahashi, Takeharu Chijiwa, Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren, Nobuyuki Sudo and Kae Oka

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  30. Although hyperventilation syndrome generally carries a good prognosis, it is associated with the risk of developing severe symptoms, such as post-hyperventilation apnea with hypoxemia and loss of consciousness...

    Authors: Masato Kobayashi, Shinji Kurata, Takuro Sanuki, Ichiro Okayasu and Takao Ayuse

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:26

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Intraoral disease is a common occurrence in patients with eating disorders, particularly dental erosion, which frequently becomes severe and may hinder daily life. The severity varies from patient to patient. ...

    Authors: Mitsuhiro Otsu, Akira Hamura, Yuiko Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Karibe, Tomoyasu Ichijyo and Yoko Yoshinaga

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. Dry mouth is very common symptom, and psychological factors have an influence on this symptom. Although the influence of emotional factor related to patients with oral dryness has been examined in previous stu...

    Authors: Hirofumi Matsuoka, Itsuo Chiba, Yuji Sakano, Ichiro Saito and Yoshihiro Abiko

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  33. Orthostatic intolerance is common in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and several studies have documented an abnormal sympathetic predominance in the autonomic cardiovascular response to gravitational stimuli. ...

    Authors: Vegard Bruun Wyller, Even Fagermoen, Dag Sulheim, Anette Winger, Eva Skovlund and Jerome Philip Saul

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  34. The activity of creatine kinase (CK) in serum has recently been reported to be potentially associated with several types of depression. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether serum enzymes, including CK,...

    Authors: Ayako Kato, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Hirohito Tsuboi, Asami Tatsumi, Masanobu Akimoto, Kayoko Shimoi, Takeshi Ishii, Hiroshi Kaneko, Tsutomu Nakayama and Norio Ohashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:21

    Content type: Short report

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  35. This study was done to determine which psychosocial factors are related to the urgent hospitalization of anorexia nervosa patients (AN) due to extremely poor physical condition and to evaluate their outcome af...

    Authors: Keisuke Kawai, Sakino Yamashita, Gen Komaki, Miki Shimizu, Megumi Nakashima, Samami Etou, Shu Takakura, Masato Takii, Chiharu Kubo and Nobuyuki Sudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  36. Patient empowerment has recently been proposed as an important concept in self-management for effective glycemic control. A concise self-completed questionnaire for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus was c...

    Authors: Yoriko Hara, Sanae Iwashita, Akira Okada, Yuji Tajiri, Hitomi Nakayama, Tomoko Kato, Motoyuki Nakao, Koji Tsuboi, Raoul Breugelmans and Yoko Ishihara

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:19

    Content type: Research

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