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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

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

  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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