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  1. Content type: Research

    Green odor, a mixture of equal amounts of 2E-hexenal (leaf aldehyde) and 3Z-hexenol (leaf alcohol) has been demonstrated to have an anti-stress effect in rats. This study investigated whether or not green odor al...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Sota Hayashida, Yuko Kaneda, Masaki Takenaga, Yoko Tamagawa, Sadatoshi Tsuji and Akikazu Hatanaka

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:2

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    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) encompasses a wide variety of cyclic and recurrent physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms occurring during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and abating shortly fol...

    Authors: Tamaki Matsumoto, Takahisa Ushiroyama, Tetsuya Kimura, Tatsuya Hayashi and Toshio Moritani

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:24

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  3. Content type: Short report

    The aim of this study was to determine the specific spatiotemporal activation patterns of face perception in the fusiform gyrus (FG). The FG is a key area in the specialized brain system that makes possible th...

    Authors: Yuka Okazaki and Andreas A Ioannides

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:23

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  4. Content type: Review

    Empathy is a concept central to psychiatry, psychotherapy and clinical psychology. The construct of empathy involves not only the affective experience of the other person's actual or inferred emotional state b...

    Authors: Jean Decety and Yoshiya Moriguchi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:22

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  5. Content type: Research

    Upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as nausea and vomiting are common adverse events associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and may result in discontinuation of drug therapy in ...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Yoko Tamagawa, Sota Hayashida, Yuko Kaneda, Naoki Kodama and Sadatoshi Tsuji

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:21

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  6. Content type: Research

    The α-EEG anomaly during sleep, originally associated with chronic pain, is noted in several psychiatric and medical conditions and is also present in some normal subjects. The exact significance of the α-EEG ...

    Authors: Eileen P Sloan, Robert G Maunder, Jonathan J Hunter and Harvey Moldofsky

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:20

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  7. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the influence of psychosocial factors on diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to improve understanding of the association between two psychosocial factors- sense of control and so...

    Authors: Kathryn M Cardarelli, Sally W Vernon, Elizabeth R Baumler, Susan Tortolero and M David Low

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:19

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  8. Content type: Case study

    Clinical evidence indicates that certain types of movement disorders are due to psychosomatic factors. Patients with myoclonic movements are usually treated by a variety of therapeutic agents. Autogenic traini...

    Authors: Koreaki Sugimoto, Theoharis C Theoharides, Duraisamy Kempuraj and Pio Conti

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:18

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  9. Content type: Case report

    In some hypertensive patients, psychological stress makes blood pressure difficult to control and causes physical symptoms such as headache or dizziness. We report the case of a hypertensive man whose psycholo...

    Authors: Sota Hayashida, Takakazu Oka and Sadatoshi Tsuji

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:16

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  10. Content type: Research

    Anorexia nervosa often requires inpatient treatment that includes psychotherapeutic intervention in addition to physical and nutritional management for severe low body weight. However, such patients sometimes ...

    Authors: Takehiro Nozaki, Satoko Motoyama, Tatsuyuki Arimura, Chihiro Morita, Chikako Koreeda-Arimura, Keisuke Kawai, Masato Takii and Chiharu Kubo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:15

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  11. Content type: Research

    The Child Abuse Blame Scale – Physical Abuse (CABS-PA) was translated into Japanese and its subscale items modified by the authors according to the Japanese cultural context. The aim of the current study was t...

    Authors: Masaki Fujimoto, Taiko Hirose, Takeo Nakayama, Hiroji Okawa and Itsurou Takigawa

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:14

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  12. Content type: Research

    Smoking and drinking alcohol among early adolescents are serious public health concerns, but few studies have been conducted in Japan to assess their prevalence and etiology. A regional survey was conducted in...

    Authors: Mikayo Ando, Takashi Asakura, Shinichiro Ando and Bruce G Simons-Morton

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:13

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  13. Content type: Short report

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of juggling therapy for anxiety disorder patients.

    Authors: Toshihiro Nakahara, Kazuhiko Nakahara, Miho Uehara, Ken-ichiro Koyama, Kouha Li, Toshiro Harada, Daisuke Yasuhara, Hikaru Taguchi, Sinya Kojima, Ken-ichiro Sagiyama and Akio Inui

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:10

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    Japan has been witnessing a considerable increase in the number of children with psychosomatic disorders. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the risk of psychosomatic disorder in ...

    Authors: Akinori Masuda, Takao Yamanaka, Tadatoshi Hirakawa, Yasuyuki Koga, Ryosuke Minomo, Takao Munemoto and Chuwa Tei

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:9

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    The construct validity of alexithymia and its assessment using the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in Japan is unknown. Low reliability has been found for the third factor of the TAS-20 in some cult...

    Authors: Yoshiya Moriguchi, Motonari Maeda, Tetsuya Igarashi, Toshio Ishikawa, Masayasu Shoji, Chiharu Kubo and Gen Komaki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:7

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  16. Content type: Research

    To compare quality of life (QOL) for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) between the U.S. and Japan, it is indispensable to develop common instruments. The IBS-QOL, which is widely used in Western cou...

    Authors: Motoyori Kanazawa, Douglas A Drossman, Masae Shinozaki, Yasuhiro Sagami, Yuka Endo, Olafur S Palsson, Michio Hongo, William E Whitehead and Shin Fukudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:6

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  17. Content type: Research

    Possible mechanisms behind psychophysiological hyperreactivity may be located at a cognitive-emotional level. Several personality traits have been associated with increased cardiovascular reactivity. Subjects ...

    Authors: Arnljot Flaa, Øivind Ekeberg, Sverre Erik Kjeldsen and Morten Rostrup

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    This paper reports on the modification of the Parental Nurturance Scale (PNS), translation of the modified version (PNSM) from English to Japanese, and equivalence assessment between the PNSM and the translate...

    Authors: Chizu Mimura and Peter Griffiths

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:4

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  19. Content type: Review

    Prostate cancer (PCA) is the most common malignancy and a major cause of death in men but, importantly, a substantial proportion will live for several years following diagnosis. However, they face the prospect...

    Authors: Sidney Bloch, Anthony Love, Michelle Macvean, Gill Duchesne, Jeremy Couper and David Kissane

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:2

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Recent genetic studies have linked serotonin-related genetic polymorphisms with diverse disorders characterized by functional somatic symptoms, including chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and...

    Authors: Kiyomi Ojima, Nagaoki Watanabe, Naoko Narita and Masaaki Narita

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2007 1:3

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