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  1. Content type: Review

    Acupuncture and moxibustion, which medical doctors are licensed by the government of Japan to perform, can improve the psychological relationship between doctors and patients, especially when it is disturbed b...

    Authors: Tetsuya Kondo and Masazumi Kawamoto

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:7

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  2. Content type: Review

    Kampo medicines are currently manufactured under strict quality controls. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan has approved 148 Kampo formulas. There is increasing evidence for the efficacy of K...

    Authors: Hirokuni Okumi and Atsuko Koyama

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:6

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  3. Content type: Review

    This article reviews the effectiveness of Kampo (traditional Japanese herbal medicine) in the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders, especially functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndro...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Hirokuni Okumi, Shinji Nishida, Takashi Ito, Shinichi Morikiyo, Yoko Kimura and Masato Murakami

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:5

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  4. Content type: Research

    Previous studies have shown that the practice of yoga reduces perceived stress and negative feelings and that it improves psychological symptoms. Our previous study also suggested that long-term yoga training ...

    Authors: Kazufumi Yoshihara, Tetsuya Hiramoto, Takakazu Oka, Chiharu Kubo and Nobuyuki Sudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2014 8:1

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  5. Content type: Research

    The efficacy of physical exercise as an augmentation to pharmacotherapy with antidepressants for depressive patients has been documented. However, to clarify the effectiveness of exercise in the treatment of d...

    Authors: Megumi Ida, Itsurou Ida, Naoki Wada, Makoto Sohmiya, Masayuki Tazawa and Kenji Shirakura

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:18

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  6. Content type: Research

    During adolescence children are usually confronted with an expanding social arena. Apart from families, schools and neighbourhoods, peers, classmates, teachers, and other adult figures gain increasing importan...

    Authors: Dimitra Petanidou, Evangelie Daskagianni, Christine Dimitrakaki, Gerasimos Kolaitis and Yannis Tountas

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:17

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  7. Content type: Review

    A serious problem currently plaguing the medical field is the widening gap between academic medicine, which studies the features and causes of illness, and the medical care that patients desire. An example of ...

    Authors: Takahisa Ushiroyama

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    Medication non-adherence is often a predominant problem in the management of hypertension and other chronic conditions. In explaining health behaviours, social determinants like spirituality and religiosity ar...

    Authors: Irene Kretchy, Frances Owusu-Daaku and Samuel Danquah

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    Although social skills training programs for people with high-functioning autism (HFA) are widely practiced, the standardization of curricula, the examination of clinical effectiveness, and the evaluation of t...

    Authors: Kayoko Ichikawa, Yoshimitsu Takahashi, Masahiko Ando, Tokie Anme, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Hinako Yamaguchi and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    Previous studies confirmed that the control of diabetes is related to family functioning, but the validity of the tools used to assess family functioning in these studies is questionable. Few studies have focu...

    Authors: Hiroaki Takenaka, Juichi Sato, Tomio Suzuki and Nobutaro Ban

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    To investigate possible differences in emotional/behavioral problems and cognitive function in children with nephrotic syndrome compared to healthy controls and to examine the effect of disease-specific and st...

    Authors: Panagiota Manti, George Giannakopoulos, Elena Giouroukou, Helen Georgaki-Angelaki, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Andromahi Mitsioni, Nikolaos Stergiou, Constantinos Mihas, George P Chrousos, Maria Alexandra Magiakou and Gerasimos Kolaitis

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:10

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  12. Content type: Case report

    The prognosis of hyperventilation syndrome (HVS) is generally good. However, it is important to proceed with care when treating HVS because cases of death following hyperventilation have been reported. This pa...

    Authors: Takao Munemoto, Akinori Masuda, Nobuatsu Nagai, Muneki Tanaka and Soejima Yuji

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:9

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Low-grade fever is a common symptom in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), but the mechanisms responsible for its development are poorly understood. We submit this case report that suggests that psyc...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Yoshio Kanemitsu, Nobuyuki Sudo, Haruo Hayashi and Kae Oka

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:7

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  14. Content type: Reviewer acknowledge

    The editors of BioPsychoSocial Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 6 (2012).

    Authors: Koji Tsuboi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:3

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  15. Content type: Research

    Residual alcohol effects on physiological and psychological symptoms are commonly experienced the morning after alcohol consumption. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of L-ornithine on subjec...

    Authors: Takeshi Kokubo, Emiko Ikeshima, Takayoshi Kirisako, Yutaka Miura, Masahisa Horiuchi and Akira Tsuda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe impairment and multiple symptoms. Autonomic dysregulation has been demonstrated in several studies. We aimed at exploring the relationship between indi...

    Authors: Vegard B Wyller and Ingrid B Helland

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:5

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  17. Content type: Research

    Patients with chronic pain are found with highly variable clinical presentation and differing physical complaints. They are seen as a heterogenic group. Based on clinical observations, elderly patients seem to...

    Authors: Bernd Bergander, Laurence Erdur, Bettina Kallenbach-Dermutz and Hans-Christian Deter

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2013 7:4

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  18. Content type: Research

    Previous studies have reported that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) show high neuroticism. However, the precise association between the IBS subtypes and the degree of neuroticism in younger popula...

    Authors: Jun Tayama, Naoki Nakaya, Toyohiro Hamaguchi, Tadaaki Tomiie, Masae Shinozaki, Tatsuo Saigo, Susumu Shirabe and Shin Fukudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:20

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  19. Content type: Research

    Patients with chest pain or palpitations often have poor outcomes following a negative cardiac evaluation, with symptom persistence, limitations in everyday activities, and reduced health-related quality of li...

    Authors: Egil Jonsbu, Egil W Martinsen, Gunnar Morken, Torbjørn Moum and Toril Dammen

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:19

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  20. Content type: Research

    Tension-type headache is a common psychosomatic disease. However, diurnal variation of headache is yet to be clarified, perhaps due to the lack of an appropriate method to investigate it. Like other painful di...

    Authors: Hiroe Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Gen Komaki and Akira Akabayashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:18

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  21. Content type: Research

    With the “ASIA-LINK” program, the European Community has supported the development and implementation of a curriculum of postgraduate psychosomatic training for medical doctors in China, Vietnam and Laos. Curr...

    Authors: Kurt Fritzsche, Peter Scheib, Nayeong Ko, Michael Wirsching, Andrea Kuhnert, Jie Hick, Gerhard Schüßler, Wenyuan Wu, Shen Yuan, Nguyen Huu Cat, Sisouk Vongphrachanh, Ngo Tich Linh and Ngyuen Kim Viet

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:17

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  22. Content type: Research

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the digestive tract that causes chronic abdominal symptoms. We evaluated the effects of Lactobacillus brevis KB290 (KB290), which has been demonstrated t...

    Authors: Katsumi Murakami, Chizu Habukawa, Yukihiro Nobuta, Naohiko Moriguchi and Tsukasa Takemura

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:16

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  23. Content type: Research

    Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. This disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, and there is ...

    Authors: Kashif Aziz, Breera Sadaf and Sadia Kanwal

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:15

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  24. Content type: Research

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disorder with no curative treatment characterized by degeneration of motor neurons involving a progressive impairment of motor and respira...

    Authors: Francesco Pagnini, Paolo Banfi, Christian Lunetta, Gabriella Rossi, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Anna Marconi, Federica Fossati, Massimo Corbo and Enrico Molinari

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:14

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  25. Content type: Research

    Inflammatory arthritis impairs participation in societal roles. Role overload arises when the demands by a given role set exceed the resources; time and energy, to carry out the required tasks. The present stu...

    Authors: Sally Sabry Mustafa, Karl Julian Looper, Phyllis Zelkowitz, Margaret Purden and Murray Baron

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:13

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  26. Content type: Research

    The place where a patient experiences his/her first panic attack (FPA) may be related to their agoraphobia later in life. However, no investigations have been done into the clinical features according to the p...

    Authors: Naomi Hara, Yukika Nishimura, Chika Yokoyama, Ken Inoue, Atsushi Nishida, Hisashi Tanii, Motohiro Okada, Hisanobu Kaiya and Yuji Okazaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:12

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  27. Content type: Review

    The healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae, has traditionally been defined as an internal healing response designed to restore health. Almost a century ago, famed biologist Sir John Arthur Thomson provid...

    Authors: Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:11

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  28. Content type: Research

    The pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in adolescents is unknown, and the clinical course and prognosis is still questioned. Recent research indicates that abnormalities of autonomic cardiovascu...

    Authors: Dag Sulheim, Harald Hurum, Ingrid B Helland, Erik Thaulow and Vegard Bruun Wyller

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:10

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  29. Content type: Review

    Self-esteem is the "feeling of self-appreciation" and is an indispensable emotion for people to adapt to society and live their lives. For children, in particular, the environment in which they are raised cont...

    Authors: Mizuho Hosogi, Ayumi Okada, Chikako Fujii, Keizou Noguchi and Kumi Watanabe

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:9

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Advances in medical science have enabled many children with chronic diseases to survive to adulthood. The transition of adult patients with childhood-onset chronic diseases from pediatric to adult healthcare s...

    Authors: Yuko Ishizaki, Mitsue Maru, Hirohiko Higashino, Shoko Katsumoto, Kyoko Egawa, Yoshitoki Yanagimoto and Teruyo Nagahama

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:8

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  31. Content type: Review

    Psychosomatic and developmental behavioral medicine in pediatrics has been the subject of significant recent attention, with infants, school-age children, and adolescents frequently presenting with psychosomat...

    Authors: Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yushiro Yamashita, Hidetaka Tanaka and Toyojiro Matsuishi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:7

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  32. Content type: Research

    Anorexia nervosa is a severe psychosomatic disease with somatic complications in the long-term course and a high mortality rate. Somatic comorbidities independent of anorexia nervosa have rarely been studied, ...

    Authors: Laurence Erdur, Bettina Kallenbach-Dermutz, Vicky Lehmann, Frank Zimmermann-Viehoff, Werner Köpp, Cora Weber and Hans-Christian Deter

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:4

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  33. Content type: Research

    The long-term success of life-style interventions in the treatment of obesity is limited. Although psychological factors have been suggested to modify therapeutic effects, specifically the implications of atta...

    Authors: Sybille Kiesewetter, Andrea Köpsel, Knut Mai, Andrea Stroux, Thomas Bobbert, Joachim Spranger, Werner Köpp, Hans-Christian Deter and Bettina Kallenbach-Dermutz

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:3

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  34. Content type: Research

    The prevention of serious physical complications in anorexia nervosa (AN) patients is important. The purpose of this study is to clarify which physical and social factors are related to the necessity for urgen...

    Authors: Keisuke Kawai, Sakino Yamashita, Takeharu Yamanaka, Motoharu Gondo, Chihiro Morita, Takehiro Nozaki, Shu Takakura, Tomokazu Hata, Yu Yamada, Sunao Matsubayashi, Masato Takii, Chiharu Kubo and Nobuyuki Sudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:14

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  35. Content type: Research

    Sleep disturbance is a major health issue in Japan. This before-after study aimed to evaluate the immediate effects of forest walking in a community-based population with sleep complaints.

    Authors: Emi Morita, Makoto Imai, Masako Okawa, Tomiyasu Miyaura and Soichiro Miyazaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:13

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  36. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the current survey was to evaluate how teenagers and adults view teens with acne as compared to those with smooth, clear skin. We also surveyed teens and adults about their experiences with acne.

    Authors: Eva Ritvo, James Q Del Rosso, Mark A Stillman and Christopher La Riche

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:11

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