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  1. Previous studies have shown the short-term or intermediate-term practice of yoga to be useful for ameliorating several mental disorders and psychosomatic disorders. However, little is known about the long-term...

    Authors: Kazufumi Yoshihara, Tetsuya Hiramoto, Nobuyuki Sudo and Chiharu Kubo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:6
  2. Some women with depressive disorders experience severe premenstrual symptoms. However, there have been few studies in which premenstrual symptoms in women suffering from depressive disorders were assessed. In ...

    Authors: Yoshiko Miyaoka, Yoshie Akimoto, Kayoko Ueda, Yuri Ujiie, Machiko Kametani, Yoko Uchiide and Toshiko Kamo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:5
  3. Not only has accidental injury been shown to account for a significant health burden on all populations, regardless of age, sex and geographic region, but patients with accidental injury frequently present wit...

    Authors: Yutaka Matsuoka
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:3
  4. The Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS) was developed to assess five levels of emotional awareness: bodily sensations, action tendencies, single emotions, blends of emotion, and combinations of blends. ...

    Authors: Tetsuya Igarashi, Gen Komaki, Richard D Lane, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Hiroki Nishimura, Hiromi Arakawa, Motoharu Gondo, Yuri Terasawa, Corbet V Sullivan and Motonari Maeda
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2011 5:2
  5. Bronchial Asthma is a worldwide condition with particularly high prevalence in first world countries. The reasons are multifactorial but a neglected area is the psychological domain. It is well known that heav...

    Authors: Mark G Reed, Daniela Adolf, Katrin Werwick and Markus Herrmann
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:23
  6. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disabling disease with unknown etiology. There is accumulating evidence of altered cardiovascular autonomic responses to different somatic stressors, in particular orthostat...

    Authors: Caroline Egge and Vegard Bruun Wyller
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:22
  7. The increasing number of patients with chronic pain in Japan has become a major issue in terms of the patient's quality of life, medical costs, and related social problems. Pain is a multi-dimensional experien...

    Authors: Kazumi Yamamoto, Kenji Kanbara, Hiromi Mutsuura, Ikumi Ban, Yasuyuki Mizuno, Tetsuya Abe, Maki Yoshino, Aran Tajika, Yoshihide Nakai and Mikihiko Fukunaga
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:20
  8. Health communication consists of interpersonal or mass communication activities focused on improving the health of individuals and populations. Skills in understanding and applying information about health iss...

    Authors: Hirono Ishikawa and Takahiro Kiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:18
  9. With the globalization of occupational health psychology, more and more researchers are interested in applying employee well-being like work engagement (i.e., a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind...

    Authors: Akihito Shimazu, Wilmar B Schaufeli, Daisuke Miyanaka and Noboru Iwata
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:17
  10. In the past decade, the changing labor market seems to have rejected the traditional standards employment and has begun to support a variety of non-standard forms of work in their place. The purpose of our stu...

    Authors: Mariko Inoue, Shinobu Tsurugano, Mariko Nishikitani and Eiji Yano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:16
  11. Specific alternation of rhythm in temperature (SART)-stressed rats, an animal model of autonomic imbalance, exhibit low blood pressure and tachycardia during consciousness and under anesthesia. In addition, th...

    Authors: Yoshinori Funakami, Eiji Itoh, Taeko Hata, Tetsuyuki Wada and Seiji Ichida
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:13
  12. More optimistic perceptions of cardiovascular disease risk are associated with substantively lower rates of cardiovascular death among men. It remains unknown whether this association represents causality (i.e...

    Authors: Robert Gramling, Kathi L Heffner, William MP Klein, Laura E Zajac, Mary Roberts and Charles B Eaton
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:11
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
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