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  1. 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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    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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    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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  4. Content type: Research

    Both insufficient sleep and oversleeping have been reported as precipitating and aggravating factors of tension-type headache (TTH). However, previous studies relied on recalled self-reports, and the relations...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:10

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    We previously reported that depressive personality (the scores of hypochondriasis, depression and psychasthenia determined by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)) and daily hassles of Graves...

    Authors: Atsushi Fukao, Junta Takamatsu, Sumihisa Kubota, Akira Miyauchi and Toshiaki Hanafusa

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:9

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  6. Content type: Short report

    Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 23, a circulating 26-kDa peptide produced by osteogenic cells, is a novel phosphaturic factor. In our previous study, binge-eating/purging type anorexia nervosa (AN-BP) patients ...

    Authors: Makoto Otani, Yoshiyuki Takimoto, Junko Moriya, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi and Akira Akabayashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:7

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  7. Content type: Research

    Previous studies have shown the short-term or intermediate-term practice of yoga to be useful for ameliorating several mental disorders and psychosomatic disorders. However, little is known about the long-term...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    Some women with depressive disorders experience severe premenstrual symptoms. However, there have been few studies in which premenstrual symptoms in women suffering from depressive disorders were assessed. In ...

    Authors: Yoshiko Miyaoka, Yoshie Akimoto, Kayoko Ueda, Yuri Ujiie, Machiko Kametani, Yoko Uchiide and Toshiko Kamo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:5

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  9. Content type: Review

    Not only has accidental injury been shown to account for a significant health burden on all populations, regardless of age, sex and geographic region, but patients with accidental injury frequently present wit...

    Authors: Yutaka Matsuoka

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:3

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  10. Content type: Research

    The Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS) was developed to assess five levels of emotional awareness: bodily sensations, action tendencies, single emotions, blends of emotion, and combinations of blends. ...

    Authors: Tetsuya Igarashi, Gen Komaki, Richard D Lane, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Hiroki Nishimura, Hiromi Arakawa, Motoharu Gondo, Yuri Terasawa, Corbet V Sullivan and Motonari Maeda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:2

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Bronchial Asthma is a worldwide condition with particularly high prevalence in first world countries. The reasons are multifactorial but a neglected area is the psychological domain. It is well known that heav...

    Authors: Mark G Reed, Daniela Adolf, Katrin Werwick and Markus Herrmann

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:23

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disabling disease with unknown etiology. There is accumulating evidence of altered cardiovascular autonomic responses to different somatic stressors, in particular orthostat...

    Authors: Caroline Egge and Vegard Bruun Wyller

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:22

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  13. Content type: Research

    The increasing number of patients with chronic pain in Japan has become a major issue in terms of the patient's quality of life, medical costs, and related social problems. Pain is a multi-dimensional experien...

    Authors: Kazumi Yamamoto, Kenji Kanbara, Hiromi Mutsuura, Ikumi Ban, Yasuyuki Mizuno, Tetsuya Abe, Maki Yoshino, Aran Tajika, Yoshihide Nakai and Mikihiko Fukunaga

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:20

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  14. Content type: Review

    Health communication consists of interpersonal or mass communication activities focused on improving the health of individuals and populations. Skills in understanding and applying information about health iss...

    Authors: Hirono Ishikawa and Takahiro Kiuchi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:18

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  15. Content type: Review

    With the globalization of occupational health psychology, more and more researchers are interested in applying employee well-being like work engagement (i.e., a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind...

    Authors: Akihito Shimazu, Wilmar B Schaufeli, Daisuke Miyanaka and Noboru Iwata

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:17

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  16. Content type: Research

    In the past decade, the changing labor market seems to have rejected the traditional standards employment and has begun to support a variety of non-standard forms of work in their place. The purpose of our stu...

    Authors: Mariko Inoue, Shinobu Tsurugano, Mariko Nishikitani and Eiji Yano

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:16

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  17. Content type: Research

    Specific alternation of rhythm in temperature (SART)-stressed rats, an animal model of autonomic imbalance, exhibit low blood pressure and tachycardia during consciousness and under anesthesia. In addition, th...

    Authors: Yoshinori Funakami, Eiji Itoh, Taeko Hata, Tetsuyuki Wada and Seiji Ichida

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:13

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  18. Content type: Research

    More optimistic perceptions of cardiovascular disease risk are associated with substantively lower rates of cardiovascular death among men. It remains unknown whether this association represents causality (i.e...

    Authors: Robert Gramling, Kathi L Heffner, William MP Klein, Laura E Zajac, Mary Roberts and Charles B Eaton

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:11

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  19. Content type: Research

    Since the 1980s, a high EEG abnormality rate has been reported for patients with panic disorder. However, how the EEG abnormalities of panic disorder patients are related to the clinical features and pathology...

    Authors: Karin Hayashi, Mariko Makino, Masahiro Hashizume, Koichi Nakano and Koji Tsuboi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    Whereas interest in incorporating mindfulness into interventions in medicine is growing, data on the relationships of mindfulness to stress and coping in management is still scarce. This report first presents ...

    Authors: Marion Trousselard, Dominique Steiler, Christian Raphel, Corinne Cian, Raffi Duymedjian, Damien Claverie and Frédéric Canini

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:8

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  21. Content type: Review

    This article introduces key concepts of work-related stress relevant to the clinical and research fields of psychosomatic medicine. Stress is a term used to describe the body's physiological and/or psychologic...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:4

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  22. Content type: Research

    The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is known to be related to abdominal symptoms, and the relationship between abdominal pain and cortisol secretory patterns has been previously investigated using a cross-...

    Authors: Nagisa Sugaya, Shuhei Izawa, Namiko Ogawa, Kentaro Shirotsuki, Hitomi Kobayashi, Kosuke C Yamada, Hideki Tsumura, Shinobu Nomura and Hironori Shimada

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:2

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  23. Content type: Research

    We examined developmental aspects of the emotional awareness of adolescents by evaluating their responses to a self-reported questionnaire based on the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20).

    Authors: Hiroki Nishimura, Gen Komaki, Tetsuya Igarashi, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Sohei Kajiwara and Toru Akasaka

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:12

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  24. Content type: Research

    Women with thermal discomfort from cold extremities (hands and feet; TDCE) often suffer from prolonged sleep onset latency (SOL). Suppressed anger could contribute to the genesis of both TDCE and prolonged SOL...

    Authors: Mariella von Arb, Britta Gompper, Andrea H Meyer, Elisabeth Zemp Stutz, Selim Orgül, Josef Flammer and Kurt Kräuchi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:11

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  25. Content type: Research

    The weight-loss effect of team medical care in which counseling is provided by clinical psychologists was investigated in an university hospital obesity (OB) clinic. Nutritional and exercise therapy were also ...

    Authors: Hitomi Saito, Yutaka Kimura, Sawako Tashima, Nana Takao, Akinori Nakagawa, Takanobu Baba and Suguru Sato

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:9

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  26. Content type: Research

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterised by pervasive physical and mental fatigue without specific identified pathological changes. Many patients with CFS show reduced physical activity which...

    Authors: Christopher Burton, Hans Knoop, Nikola Popovic, Michael Sharpe and Gijs Bleijenberg

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis and sympathetic adrenomedullary (SAM) system are the major stress-response pathways. Plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) represents HPA axis activity,...

    Authors: Koreaki Sugimoto, Aya Kanai and Noriaki Shoji

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    This cross-sectional and prospective study used a variety of psychological inventories to evaluate the relationship between psychosocial factors and the glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Takehiro Nozaki, Chihiro Morita, Sunao Matsubayashi, Koich Ishido, Hiroaki Yokoyama, Keisuke Kawai, Masahiro Matsumoto, Masato Takii and Chiharu Kubo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    Cross-sectional studies have reported associations between allergies and major depression but in the absence of longitudinal data, the implications of this association remain unclear. Our goal was to examine t...

    Authors: Scott B Patten, Jeanne VA Williams, Dina H Lavorato and Michael Eliasziw

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:3

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Vomiting is commonly encountered in clinical medicine. When organic gastrointestinal, metabolic, and brain diseases are ruled out, many cases are considered to be functional. We experienced an adult patient wi...

    Authors: Hiromi Mutsuura, Mikihiko Fukunaga, Kenji Kanbara, Takami Yagyu, Kazumi Yamamoto, Kana Kitamura, Ikumi Ban and Yoshihide Nakai

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2009 3:2

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