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  1. Board games are played by moving game pieces in particular ways on special boards marked with patterns. To clarify the possible roles of board game use in psychosomatic medicine, the present review evaluated s...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:5
  2. Mindfulness-based interventions are increasingly being implemented worldwide for problems with depression and anxiety, and they have shown evidence of efficacy. However, few studies have examined the effects o...

    Authors: Toru Takahashi, Fukiko Sugiyama, Tomoki Kikai, Issaku Kawashima, Siqing Guan, Mana Oguchi, Taro Uchida and Hiroaki Kumano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:4
  3. Previous large-scale studies suggest that internet gaming disorder (IGD) among children and adolescents has become an important public concern. Minors are known to be particularly susceptible to problematic in...

    Authors: Nagisa Sugaya, Tomohiro Shirasaka, Kenzo Takahashi and Hideyuki Kanda
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:3
  4. The aim of the study was to represent chronic stress exposure by a complex generic Active and Healthy (AHA) diagnostic assessment tool incorporating ICF. This is a single-centre, cross-sectional, observational...

    Authors: Petra Stute, Marion Anker, Laura Hollenstein, Michael von Wolff, Norman Bitterlich, Florian Meissner and Dagmar Poethig
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:2
  5. Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS), a chronic intraoral burning sensation or dysesthesia without clinically evident causes, is one of the most common medically unexplained oral symptoms/syndromes. Even though the cl...

    Authors: Trang T. H. Tu, Miho Takenoshita, Hirofumi Matsuoka, Takeshi Watanabe, Takayuki Suga, Yuma Aota, Yoshihiro Abiko and Akira Toyofuku
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:1
  6. It has become necessary to develop mental health management methods that do not require specialized skills or tools to implement. With this in mind, we performed a subjective and objective investigation of the...

    Authors: Yoshiyasu Fujiwara and Hitoshi Okamura
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:22
  7. Although dizziness is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, the underlying mechanism is not precisely known. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of, and the factors associated wit...

    Authors: Masakazu Terauchi, Tamami Odai, Asuka Hirose, Kiyoko Kato, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Mikako Masuda, Reiko Tsunoda, Hiroaki Fushiki and Naoyuki Miyasaka
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:21
  8. Anorexia nervosa (AN) patients are assumed to express high levels of guilt and envy. Ultimatum game (UG) is a standard behavioral task that focuses on interpersonal behavior when splitting a sum of money betwe...

    Authors: Masanori Isobe, Michiko Kawabata, Ema Murao, Tomomi Noda, Noriko Matsukawa, Ryosaku Kawada, Teruhisa Uwatoko, Toshiya Murai, Shun’ichi Noma and Hidehiko Takahashi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:19
  9. Rome III was revised to Rome IV in May 2016. One important change in the Rome IV criteria is that abdominal pain must be present for a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Under Rome III, in contrast, ...

    Authors: Masanori Kosako, Hiraku Akiho, Hiroto Miwa, Motoyori Kanazawa and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:18
  10. High expectations regarding therapy are reported to have positive effects on future therapeutic course and related behavior. Some individuals are aware of feelings of comfort immediately after a relaxation the...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Kenji Kanbara, Hiroko Sakuma and Mikihiko Fukunaga
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:16
  11. The neural mechanisms underlying body dissatisfaction and emotional problems evoked by social comparisons in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) are currently unclear. Here, we elucidate patterns of brain acti...

    Authors: Naoki Kodama, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Aya Takeda, Motonari Maeda, Tetsuya Ando, Hiroe Kikuchi, Motoharu Gondo, Hiroaki Adachi and Gen Komaki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:15
  12. After the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2011), the fatigue of relief workers became a major problem in affected areas. In the present study, we conducted a questionnaire survey 2.5 years post-disaster...

    Authors: Noriko Setou, Takaki Fukumori, Kazuhisa Nakao and Masaharu Maeda
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:14
  13. Pancreatic cancer (PC) has poorer prognosis and higher surgical invasiveness than many other cancers, with associated psychiatric symptoms including depression and anxiety. Perioperative depression has not bee...

    Authors: Naoko Sato, Yoshimi Hasegawa, Asami Saito, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Kyohei Ariake, Yu Katayose, Kei Nakagawa, Kei Kawaguchi, Shin Fukudo, Michiaki Unno and Fumiko Sato
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:13
  14. Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) is a representative psychosomatic disorder. Several pathophysiological factors have been linked to IBS symptoms such as the modulation of gastrointestinal mot...

    Authors: Masanori Kosako, Hiraku Akiho, Hiroto Miwa, Motoyori Kanazawa and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:12
  15. This letter comments on the conclusion drawn by Shirotsuki et al. (2017) in their article entitled “The effect for Japanese workers of a self-help computerized cognitive behaviour therapy program with a supple...

    Authors: Geneviève Sauvé, Marie-France Bastien, Casandra Roy-Gelencser and Ghassan El-Baalbaki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:11
  16. The purpose of this study was to determing which psychological traits of Japanese type 2 diabetes patients would provide reliability and validity to the Japanese version of the Acceptance and Action Diabetes Q...

    Authors: Junichi Saito, Wataru Shoji and Hiroaki Kumano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:9
  17. The aim of this study was to examine the necessity of early intervention for students with potential bulimia by investigating how the eating attitudes of college students change and examining the relation betw...

    Authors: Yuri Okamoto, Yoshie Miyake, Ichie Nagasawa and Masaharu Yoshihara
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:8
  18. The emerging concept of planetary health emphasizes that the health of human civilization is intricately connected to the health of natural systems within the Earth’s biosphere; here, we focus on the rapidly p...

    Authors: Susan L. Prescott, Ganesa Wegienka, Alan C. Logan and David L. Katz
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:7
  19. Patients with behavioral disorders following severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) often have disorders of consciousness that make expressing their emotional distress difficult. However, no standard method for ...

    Authors: Tomohiro Yamaki, Kosuke Suzuki, Yusuke Sudo, Tomihisa Niitsu, Masahiko Okai, Nobuo Oka and Masaru Odaki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:6
  20. In a previous randomized controlled trial, we found that sitting isometric yoga improves fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who are resistant to conventional therapy. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Tokusei Tanahashi, Nobuyuki Sudo, Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren and Yu Yamada
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:3
  21. After publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error to Table 2.

    Authors: Tokusei Tanahashi, Keisuke Kawai, Keita Tatsushima, Chihiro Saeki, Kunie Wakabayashi, Naho Tamura, Tetsuya Ando and Toshio Ishikawa
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:5

    The original article was published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:22

  22. Non-organic lesions or diseases of unknown origin are sometimes misdiagnosed as “psychogenic” disorders or “psychosomatic” diseases. For the quality of life and safety of patients, recent attention has focused...

    Authors: Atsuko Koyama, Yoichi Ohtake, Kanae Yasuda, Kiyohiro Sakai, Ryo Sakamoto, Hiromichi Matsuoka, Hirokuni Okumi and Toshiko Yasuda
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:4
  23. Discrepant input from vestibular and visual systems may be involved in motion sickness; individual differences in the organization of these systems may therefore give rise to individual differences in propensi...

    Authors: Ruth E. Propper, Frederick Bonato, Leanna Ward and Kenneth Sumner
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:2
  24. Several reports have been published on patients with gender dysphoria and eating disorders. However, there have been few reports on the longitudinal course of eating disorders after gender reassignment surgery...

    Authors: Maiko Hiraide, Saki Harashima, Ryo Yoneda, Makoto Otani, Mami Kayano and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:32
  25. Australia has a thriving Psycho-Oncology research and clinical community. In this article, the Australian health system in which Psycho-Oncology is embedded is described. Clinical Psycho-Oncology services are ...

    Authors: P. Butow, H. Dhillon, J. Shaw and M. Price
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:15
  26. Latent trigger points (LTrPs) can be activated by future events, leading to pain. Few studies have reported LTrP risk factors. It has been suggested that alexithymia is associated with myofascial pain and dimi...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Kenji Kanbara, Tetsuya Abe, Mikihiko Fukunaga and Naoko Yunoki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:31
  27. Obesity is one of the fastest growing modern day epidemics affecting preventable disease and premature deaths. Healthy lifestyle behaviours, such as physical activity and nutritional consumption, have been sho...

    Authors: Sarah J. Lacey and Tamara D. Street
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:30
  28. Menstrual problems can significantly impact daily and work life. In reaction to a shrinking population, the Japanese government is encouraging more women to participate in the labor force. Actual success in ac...

    Authors: Mariko Nishikitani, Mutsuhiro Nakao, Shinobu Tsurugano, Mariko Inoure and Eiji Yano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:26
  29. In Japan, patients generally have free access to any hospital or clinic. This could lead to reduced efficiency in the treatment for eating disorders (EDs) because there are only a limited number of doctors who...

    Authors: Junko Moriya, Mami Kayano and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:27
  30. Computerized cognitive behaviour therapy (CCBT) programs can provide a useful self-help approach to the treatment of psychological problems. Previous studies have shown that CCBT has moderate effects on depres...

    Authors: Kentaro Shirotsuki, Yuji Nonaka, Keiichi Abe, So-ichiro Adachi, Shohei Adachi, Tomifusa Kuboki and Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:23
  31. Patients with anorexia nervosa in the acute phase have physical complications, such as infectious disease. Although hemophagocytic syndrome due to infection is a rare complication in anorexia nervosa, early id...

    Authors: Masao Suda, Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Masahiro Kinosita, Michiko Matsuoka, Shuichi Ozono, Yasushi Otsu, Yushiro Yamashita and Toyojiro Matsuishi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:24
  32. Self-help cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a useful approach for the treatment of psychological problems. Recent research on the effectiveness of self-help internet-based CBT (ICBT) indicates that the parad...

    Authors: Kentaro Shirotsuki, Yuji Nonaka, Jiro Takano, Keiichi Abe, So-ichiro Adachi, Shohei Adachi and Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:25
  33. We examined how purging behaviors relate to subjective sleep quality and sleep patterns and how symptoms of disordered eating behaviors relate to global sleep quality in female patients with anorexia nervosa (...

    Authors: Tokusei Tanahashi, Keisuke Kawai, Keita Tatsushima, Chihiro Saeki, Kunie Wakabayashi, Naho Tamura, Tetsuya Ando and Toshio Ishikawa
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:22

    The Correction to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2018 12:5

  34. Atypical odontalgia (AO) is a disease characterized by continuous pain affecting the teeth or tooth sockets after extraction in the absence of any identifiable cause on clinical or radiographic examination. An...

    Authors: Miho Takenoshita, Anna Miura, Yukiko Shinohara, Rou Mikuzuki, Shiori Sugawara, Trang Thi Huyen Tu, Kaoru Kawasaki, Takeru Kyuragi, Yojiro Umezaki and Akira Toyofuku
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:21
  35. Administration of valproic acid (VPA) is complicated with approximately 0.9% of patients developing hyperammonemia, but the pathogenesis of this adverse effect remains to be clarified. The aim of the present s...

    Authors: Masazumi Ando, Hideaki Amayasu, Takahiro Itai and Hisahiro Yoshida
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:19
  36. The aim of this study was to clarify the changes in biological measures during autogenic training (AT) sessions and the relationship between these biological measures and the changes in physical and psychologi...

    Authors: Tadashi Kiba, Tetsuya Abe, Kenji Kanbara, Fumie Kato, Sadanobu Kawashima, Yukie Saka, Kazumi Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Mizuno, Junji Nishiyama and Mikihiko Fukunaga
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:17
  37. Somatization is produced due to the summation of psychological factors, irrespective of the presence or absence of physical factors. A group of diseases with severe pain and other disorders exhibit so-called M...

    Authors: Yuzo Nakamura, Takeaki Takeuchi, Kazuaki Hashimoto and Masahiro Hashizume
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:16
  38. Weight regain is a common problem following weight loss intervention, with most people who seek treatment for obesity able to lose weight, but few able to sustain the changes in behavior required to prevent su...

    Authors: Ryoko Sawamoto, Takehiro Nozaki, Tomoe Nishihara, Tomokazu Furukawa, Tomokazu Hata, Gen Komaki and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:14
  39. Chronic pain enhances sensory sensitivity and induces the biased development of psychological traits such as depression and pain catastrophizing, leading to the formation of heterogeneous conditions. Fluctuati...

    Authors: Fumie Kato, Tetsuya Abe, Kenji Kanbara, Ikumi Ban, Tadashi Kiba, Sadanobu Kawashima, Yukie Saka, Yasuyuki Mizuno and Mikihiko Fukunaga
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:13
  40. Psycho-oncology in Korea was introduced among the circle of consultation-liaison psychiatrists, in the 1990s. For almost 25 years, the field has been developing at a steady pace as the psychosocial needs of pa...

    Authors: Hyun Jeong Lee, Kwang-Min Lee, Dooyoung Jung, Eun-Jung Shim, Bong-Jin Hahm and Jong-Heun Kim
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:12
  41. Cancer is commonly perceived as life-threatening and universally stressful; however, brief psychotic disorder, which occurs in response to extremely stressful events, has not been reported.

    Authors: Mayumi Ishida, Satoshi Kawada and Hideki Onishi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:10
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