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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Review

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Although hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can potentially cure some hematological malignancies, patients who undergo HSCT experience psychological distress. However, there have been few studies o...

    Authors: Wataru Fukuo, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Yoshiyuki Takimoto, Noriyuki Sakamoto, Hiroe Kikuchi, Maki Hachizuka, Shuji Inada, Yasuhito Nannya, Keiki Kumano, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Mineo Kurokawa and Akira Akabayashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:24

    Content type: Short report

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  14. Panic disorder is one of the anxiety disorders, and anxiety is associated with some locomotor activity changes such as "restlessness". However, there have been few studies on locomotor activity in panic disord...

    Authors: Noriyuki Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Hiroe Kikuchi, Yoshiyuki Takimoto, Hisanobu Kaiya, Hiroaki Kumano, Yoshiharu Yamamoto and Akira Akabayashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:23

    Content type: Research

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  15. Recent progress in neuroscience revealed diverse regions of the CNS which moderate autonomic and affective responses. The ventro-medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) plays a key role in these regulations. There is...

    Authors: Alexander Hänsel and Roland von Känel

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:21

    Content type: Review

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  16. Psychophysiological processing has been reported to play a crucial role in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but there has been no report on modulation of the stress marker chromogranin A (CgA) resulting from mus...

    Authors: Toyohiro Hamaguchi, Shin Fukudo, Motoyori Kanazawa, Tadaaki Tomiie, Kunihiko Shimizu, Mineo Oyama and Kohji Sakurai

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:20

    Content type: Research

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  17. The purpose of this study was to examine HRQOL depending on whether the participants have family members with disabilities or not. In addition, we examined the relationship between HRQOL and social networks am...

    Authors: Hirokazu Arai, Miwa Nagatsuka and Kei Hirai

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:17

    Content type: Short report

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  18. To investigate non-patient irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) change to IBS and to determine factors predictive of the onset of IBS, individual biological factors, psychological factors, behavioral factors, and en...

    Authors: Yasushi Fujii and Shinobu Nomura

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  19. In Sweden social security is a means-tested financial allowance. The Social Services Act states that an individual is entitled to financial support when his/her needs are not met in any other way. The aim of t...

    Authors: Amir Baigi, Eva-Carin Lindgren, Bengt Starrin and Håkan Bergh

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:15

    Content type: Research

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  20. Whether there is a temporal relationship between psychological problems and clinical outcomes in patients with diseases of the digestive tract has not been widely researched. Thus, our aims were 1) To observe ...

    Authors: Antonina A Mikocka-Walus, Deborah A Turnbull, Nicole T Moulding, Ian G Wilson, Gerald J Holtmann and Jane M Andrews

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:11

    Content type: Research

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  21. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)23 is a novel phosphaturic factor associated with inorganic phosphate homeostasis. Previous human studies have shown that serum FGF23 levels increase in response to a high phospha...

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

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:10

    Content type: Short report

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  22. In Japan and Asia, few studies have been done of physical and sexual abuse. This study was aimed to determine whether a history of childhood physical abuse is associated with anxiety, depression and self-injur...

    Authors: Masanori Handa, Hideyuki Nukina, Masako Hosoi and Chiharu Kubo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  23. Patients with anorexia nervosa-restricting type (AN-R) sometimes develop accompanying bulimic symptoms or the full syndrome of bulimia nervosa (BN). If clinicians could predict who might change into the bulimi...

    Authors: Hiroki Nishimura, Gen Komaki, Tetsuya Ando, Toshihiro Nakahara, Takakazu Oka, Keisuke Kawai, Toshihiko Nagata, Aya Nishizono, Yuri Okamoto, Kenjiro Okabe, Masanori Koide, Chikara Yamaguchi, Satoshi Saito, Kazuyoshi Ohkuma, Katsutaro Nagata, Tetsuro Naruo…

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  24. Over the last five to ten years there has been an increase in psychosomatic complaints (PSC) in Swedish children. The objective of the study was to examine the relation between PSC and sense of coherence (SOC).

    Authors: Bo Simonsson, Kent W Nilsson, Jerzy Leppert and Vinod K Diwan

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008 2:4

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:22

  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  28. 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

    Content type: Review

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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