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  1. Global assessment allows patients to assess improvement in multiple irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. However, it was deemed important to assess “clinically meaningful improvements, focusing on the pati...

    Authors: Motoko Ida, Akito Nishida, Hiraku Akiho, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Kei Matsueda and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:8
  2. Previous studies have indicated that ramosetron, a 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 receptor antagonist, achieves global improvement in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms in male patients with IBS with diarrhea (IBS...

    Authors: Motoko Ida, Akito Nishida, Hiraku Akiho, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Kei Matsueda and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:7
  3. Our previous randomized controlled trial demonstrated that isometric yoga in a sitting position reduces fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). However, some patie...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Hisako Wakita and Keishin Kimura
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:5
  4. Job crafting, an employee-initiated job design/redesign, has become important for employees’ well-being. However, most studies on the relationship between job crafting and employees’ well-being have been condu...

    Authors: Asuka Sakuraya, Akihito Shimazu, Hisashi Eguchi, Kimika Kamiyama, Yujiro Hara, Katsuyuki Namba and Norito Kawakami
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:6
  5. Evaluating health needs includes measures of the impact of state of health on the quality of life. This entails evaluating the psychosocial aspects of health. To achieve this, several tools for measuring the q...

    Authors: Noeline Razanamihaja and Eva Ranivoharilanto
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:2
  6. Obstacles to pain management include patients’ reluctance to inform healthcare provides about their pain, and differences in the pain management aims between patients and healthcare providers. The objective of...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Hiroaki Kusunoki, Kenji Kanbara, Tetsuya Abe, Naoko Yunoki, Ken Haruma and Mikihiko Fukunaga
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:4
  7. Within national and international societies of psychosomatic medicine the idea has emerged of bringing together and coordinating psychosomatic, behavioural, psychological and medical actions with common intere...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Deter, Kristina Orth-Gomér, Bohdan Wasilewski and Ramiro Verissimo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:3
  8. Daylight hours in high-latitude regions tend to be longer than those in Japan in summer, and shorter than those in Japan in winter. For example, daylight hours in London in winter are one-third those of Tokyo....

    Authors: Yumiko Kurata, Shuhei Izawa and Shinobu Nomura
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:33
  9. It is important for clinicians to assess their patients’ purging behavior. Various methods of purging, such as self-induced vomiting are well-known. Because patients do not always report their purging behavior...

    Authors: Takeshi Horie, Saki Harashima, Ryo Yoneda, Maiko Hiraide, Shuji Inada, Makoto Otani and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:32
  10. Job burnout has become a rampant epidemic in working societies, causing high productivity loss and healthcare costs. An easy accessible tool to detect clinically relevant risk may bear the potential to timely ...

    Authors: Roland von Känel, Marc van Nuffel and Walther J. Fuchs
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:31
  11. Panic disorder (PD) is highly prevalent in patients with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). This study aims to explore the role of psychological factors (PD intensity, anxiety sensitivity, heart-related fear, atte...

    Authors: Guillaume Foldes-Busque, Stéphanie Hamel, Geneviève Belleville, Richard Fleet, Julien Poitras, Jean-Marc Chauny, Alain Vadeboncoeur, Kim L. Lavoie and André Marchand
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:30
  12. It has been customary for working women in Japan to retire when they marry and to devote themselves to household work as well as having children. However, according to a report published by the Ministry of Int...

    Authors: Karin Hayashi, Yoichi Taira, Takamitsu Maeda, Yumie Matsuda, Yuki Kato, Kozue Hashi, Nobuo Kuroki and Shuichi Katsuragawa
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:29
  13. The lowering of the age of onset and chronicity have been key problems related to eating disorders (EDs). As the proportion of teens in the estimated onset ages has increased, it has become important to detect...

    Authors: Kaoru Seike, Michiko Nakazato, Hisashi Hanazawa, Toshiyuki Ohtani, Tomihisa Niitsu, Shin-ichi Ishikawa, Atsuko Ayabe, Ryoko Otani, Kentaro Kawabe, Fumie Horiuchi, Shizuo Takamiya and Ryoichi Sakuta
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:28
  14. Carotid sinus syndrome (CSS) can cause prodromal symptoms of syncope such as dizziness and nausea. Patients with end-stage cancer lose self-efficacy associated with reduced activities of daily life (ADL). Here...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Kenji Kanbara, Hiroko Sakuma, Rie Matsumori and Mikihiko Fukunaga
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:27
  15. The role of psycosocial factors in the disease progression of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to prospectively evaluate the prognostic value of behavioral p...

    Authors: Ryoko Sawamoto, Jun Nagano, Eiji Kajiwara, Junko Sonoda, Tetsuya Hiramoto and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:24
  16. The course of self-reported symptoms during medium- versus long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy has rarely been documented for outpatient settings. This observational study describes routine practice of ambul...

    Authors: S. Nolte, L. Erdur, H. F. Fischer, M. Rose and B. Palmowski
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:23
  17. The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred at 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, and the magnitude of the earthquake was 9.0 with a maximum seismic intensity of 7....

    Authors: Kineko Sato, Maki Oikawa, Mai Hiwatashi, Mari Sato and Nobuko Oyamada
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:22
  18. There are no studies about the caregiving burdens in families of patients with eating disorders in Japan, and only limited studies on the role of caregivers’ stress coping, social support, and mental health. T...

    Authors: Chisato Ohara, Gen Komaki, Zentaro Yamagata, Mari Hotta, Toshiko Kamo and Tetuya Ando
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:21
  19. Cenesthopathy is characterized by abnormal and strange bodily sensations and is classified as a ‘delusional disorder, somatic type’ or ‘somatoform disorder’ according to the DSM 5. The oral cavity is one of th...

    Authors: Yojiro Umezaki, Anna Miura, Motoko Watanabe, Miho Takenoshita, Akihito Uezato, Akira Toriihara, Toru Nishikawa and Akira Toyofuku
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:20
  20. Abdominal bloating is a common symptom in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). However, it is not included among the required items in the Rome III diagnostic criteria for IBS. Lit...

    Authors: Motoyori Kanazawa, Hiroto Miwa, Ayako Nakagawa, Masanori Kosako, Hiraku Akiho and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:19
  21. Depression is the leading cause of impaired quality of life and burden upon societies. Social supports can buffer against depressive symptoms effectively. The aim of this study is to determine the type of soci...

    Authors: Hirohito Tsuboi, Hiroshi Hirai and Katsunori Kondo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:18
  22. Common mental disorders (CMD) during pregnancy can have a clearly harmful influence on both mothers and children. Some studies have reported related factors for mental disorders, such as region-specific backgr...

    Authors: Kentaro Usuda, Daisuke Nishi, Miyuki Makino, Hisateru Tachimori, Yutaka Matsuoka, Yo Sano, Takako Konishi and Tadashi Takeshima
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:17

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:26

  23. Many studies have focused on the decreasing age of onset of eating disorders (EDs). Because school-age children with EDs are likely to suffer worse physical effects than adults, early detection and appropriate...

    Authors: Kaoru Seike, Hisashi Hanazawa, Toshiyuki Ohtani, Shizuo Takamiya, Ryoichi Sakuta and Michiko Nakazato
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:15
  24. Many dental patients complain of oral symptoms after dental treatment, such as chronic pain or occlusal discomfort, for which the cause remains undetermined. These symptoms are often thought to be mental or em...

    Authors: Akira Toyofuku
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:14
  25. Premenstrual disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) interfere with the daily lives of adolescents. The causes of PMS and PMDD are unknown, but lifestyle habits...

    Authors: Mari Tadakawa, Takashi Takeda, Yasutake Monma, Shoko Koga and Nobuo Yaegashi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:13
  26. Oxidative stress is known to be a factor in various diseases. In this study, we investigated whether physical and psychological symptoms of menopause, cardiovascular parameters, body composition, and lifestyle...

    Authors: Asuka Hirose, Masakazu Terauchi, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Yoko Owa, Kiyoko Kato and Toshiro Kubota
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:12
  27. Yuzu (Citrus junos Sieb. ex Tanaka), a yellow-golden colored citrus fruit, has traditionally been used to promote psychosomatic health in Japan. While the yuzu produces a distinctive, pleasing aroma of citrus and...

    Authors: Tamaki Matsumoto, Tetsuya Kimura and Tatsuya Hayashi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:11
  28. Cancer care is currently the most important medical issue in Japan. Total pain of cancer patients consists of a combination of four factors: physical, psychological, social distress, and spiritual pain. Previo...

    Authors: Atsuko Koyama, Hiromichi Matsuoka, Yoichi Ohtake, Chihiro Makimura, Kiyohiro Sakai, Ryo Sakamoto and Masahiko Murata
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:10
  29. This article discusses the core curriculum for behavioral science, from the perspective of psychology, recommended by the Japanese Society of Behavioral Medicine and seeks to explain how the curriculum can be ...

    Authors: Akihito Shimazu and Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:6
  30. As the number of immigrants to Japan increases, the health problems of foreign nationals also have an increasing impact on Japanese medical institutions. The aim of this study was to clarify the Japan–specific...

    Authors: Atsuko Koyama, Hirokuni Okumi, Hiromichi Matsuoka, Chihiro Makimura, Ryo Sakamoto and Kiyohiro Sakai
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:7
  31. Behavioral medicine has increased in importance to become a promising field in medical education. The Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health and Toho University School of Medicine were evaluated in...

    Authors: Takeaki Takeuchi and Masahiro Hashizume
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:4
  32. The BioPsychoSocial Medicine editorial team would like to thank all reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2015).

    Authors: Gen Komaki, Mutsuhiro Nakao and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2016 10:1
  33. Enhanced processing of emotional stimuli after stress exposure is reported to be associated with stress-induced cortisol. Because enhanced emotional information processing could make cognitive emotion regulati...

    Authors: Hideki Tsumura, Jun Sensaki and Hironori Shimada
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:23
  34. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a caregiver’s relaxation on the gastric motility function of the patient. The secondary purpose was to evaluate changes in the caregiver’s willingn...

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Kenji Kanbara, Yasuyuki Mizuno, Junji Nishiyama, Mikihiko Fukunaga and Naoko Yunoki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:21
  35. Most people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are physically inactive. An accelerometer worn on the waist has been used to evaluate physical activity in people with chronic conditions. It is useful for evaluating...

    Authors: Toshihide Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Shyuji Inada, Kenji Shirakura, Naoki Wada, Kimihiko Takeuchi and Masatoshi Matsushita
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:19

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2015 9:20

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