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  1. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Case study

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  5. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  16. 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

    Content type: Review

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