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  1. Noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) is one of the leading reasons for emergency department visits and significantly limits patients’ daily functioning. The protective effect of physical activity has been established ...

    Authors: Joanne Castonguay, Stéphane Turcotte, Richard P Fleet, Patrick M Archambault, Clermont E Dionne, Isabelle Denis and Guillaume Foldes-Busque

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:12

    Content type: Research

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  2. Many intervention studies of coronary artery disease (CAD) have found health benefits for patients in the “treatment as usual” (TAU) group like in the specific psychotherapy group. In this pilot study, we want...

    Authors: Hans-Christian Deter and Kristina Orth-Gomér

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:11

    Content type: Review

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  3. Presenteeism has attracted much attention in the research into mental health. However, how cognitive complaints and depressive symptoms affect presenteeism remains unknown. Therefore, this study examined the c...

    Authors: Kuniyoshi Toyoshima, Takeshi Inoue, Akiyoshi Shimura, Jiro Masuya, Masahiko Ichiki, Yota Fujimura and Ichiro Kusumi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:10

    Content type: Research

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  4. Post-traumatic stress symptoms can occur in patients with medical illness. During the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea in 2015, some dialysis patients in three centers who were i...

    Authors: A Jin Cho, Hong-Seock Lee, Young-Ki Lee, Hee Jung Jeon, Hayne Cho Park, Da-Wun Jeong, Yang-Gyun Kim, Sang-Ho Lee, Chang-Hee Lee, Kyung Don Yoo and Ae Kyeong Wong

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  5. Chronic pain is a major health problem, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is its recommended treatment; however, efforts to develop CBT programs for chronic pain and assess their feasibility are remarkabl...

    Authors: Hiroki Hosogoshi, Kazunori Iwasa, Takaki Fukumori, Yuriko Takagishi, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Tomonori Adachi, Yuki Oe, Yukino Tairako, Yumiko Takao, Hiroyuki Nishie, Ayako Kanie, Masaki Kitahara, Kiyoka Enomoto, Hirono Ishii, Issei Shinmei, Masaru Horikoshi…

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  6. Personalized cognitive-behavioural therapy for obesity (CBT-OB) is a new treatment that combines the traditional procedures of standard behavioural therapy for obesity (i.e., self-monitoring, goal setting, sti...

    Authors: Riccardo Dalle Grave, Massimiliano Sartirana and Simona Calugi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:5

    Content type: Review

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  7. Akathisia is a rather common extrapyramidal side effect of antipsychotic drugs and antidepressants, often resulting in severe discomfort for patients. However, due to the diversity of symptoms, it is often ove...

    Authors: Mayumi Ishida, Jungo Imanishi, Yasuo Yazawa, Yu Sunakawa, Tomoaki Torigoe and Hideki Onishi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:4

    Content type: Case report

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  8. The effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions for eating disorders (EDs) is widely studied in Europe, North America, and Australia/New Zealand. However, few controlled studies and no randomized controll...

    Authors: Chisato Ohara, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Shu Takakura, Yuka Endo, Naho Tamura, Hiroe Kikuchi, Kazushi Maruo, Norio Sugawara, Kenji Hatano, Hitomi Kawanishi, Misako Funaba, Ayako Sugawara, Nobuhiro Nohara, Keisuke Kawai, Shin Fukudo, Nobuyuki Sudo…

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:2

    Content type: Research

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  9. Although fatigue is a common and distressing symptom in cancer survivors, the mechanism of fatigue is not fully understood. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the relation between the fatigue and mindfu...

    Authors: Kaori Ikeuchi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Yasunori Nakamura, Tomoko Izawa, Nobuhiko Shinkura and Kazuko Nin

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2020 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  10. Yoga is a representative mind-body therapy. Our previous studies have demonstrated that isometric yoga (i.e. yoga programs that we developed so individuals can practice yoga poses with a self-adjustable isomet...

    Authors: Shu Takakura, Takakazu Oka and Nobuyuki Sudo

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:29

    Content type: Research

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  11. School-age children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulties in interpersonal relationships, in addition to impaired facial expression perception and recognition. For successful s...

    Authors: Keiichi Shimamura, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroko Ichikawa, Emi Nakato, Yuiko Sakuta, So Kanazawa, Masami K. Yamaguchi, Ryusuke Kakigi and Ryoichi Sakuta

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:30

    Content type: Research

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  12. Although the dietary inflammatory index (DII) has been evaluated in relation to psychological disorders risk, the association between DII and psychosomatic complaints is unclear. This study aimed to determine ...

    Authors: Fahimeh Haghighatdoost, Awat Feizi, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Christine Feinle-Bisset, Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Hamidreza Roohafza, Hamid Afshar and Peyman Adibi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:27

    Content type: Research

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  13. In a previous randomized controlled trial, we found that practicing seated isometric yoga regularly for 2 months improved the fatigue of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who are resistant to conven...

    Authors: Takakazu Oka, Tokusei Tanahashi, Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren and Yu Yamada

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:28

    Content type: Research

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  14. A majority of women from all cultures and socioeconomic levels experience myriad symptoms known as premenstrual syndrome during the days prior to menstruation. The present study investigated commonly reported ...

    Authors: Tamaki Matsumoto, Miho Egawa, Tetsuya Kimura and Tatsuya Hayashi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:26

    Content type: Research

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  15. The study investigates the association between circadian phenotype (CP), its stability (interdaily stability - IS) and physical activity (PA) in a weight loss (WL) programme.

    Authors: Eva Fárková, Jakub Schneider, Michal Šmotek, Eduard Bakštein, Jitka Herlesová, Jana Kopřivová, Petra Šrámková, Dita Pichlerová and Martin Fried

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:24

    Content type: Research

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  16. There is no consensus on effective treatment for laxative abuse in patients with eating disorders. Here, we report the case of a patient with laxative abuse who showed some improvement through an intervention ...

    Authors: Kuniyoshi Toyoshima and Ichiro Kusumi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:23

    Content type: Case report

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  17. We developed and validated a childhood eating disorder outcome scale based on outcomes associated with body mass index standard deviation score (BMI-SDS). This prospective observational study included 131 chil...

    Authors: Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yoshimitsu Fukai, So Uchida, Michiko Matsuoka, Toshiyuki Iguchi, Ayumi Okada, Ryoichi Sakuta, Takeshi Inoue, Ryoko Otani, Shinji Kitayama, Kenshi Koyanagi, Yuichi Suzuki, Yuki Suzuki, Yoshino Sumi, Shizuo Takamiya, Chikako Fujii…

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:21

    Content type: Research

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  18. Psychological factors have been reported to have influence on the eating habits of patients with diabetes. However, previous studies have used questionnaires to investigate the association, and thus include re...

    Authors: Shuji Inada, Yoko Iizuka, Ken Ohashi, Hiroe Kikuchi, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Takashi Kadowaki and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:20

    Content type: Research

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  19. The advancement of wearable/ambulatory technologies has brought a huge change to data collection frameworks in recent decades. Mobile health (mHealth) care platforms, which utilize ambulatory devices to collec...

    Authors: Jinhyuk Kim, David Marcusson-Clavertz, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi and Joshua M. Smyth

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:19

    Content type: Review

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  20. Menstrual pain causes low quality of life among women of reproductive age, and often interferes with daily activities. Perceived injustice is a cognition linked to adverse symptoms. The aims of this study were...

    Authors: Keiko Yamada, Tomonori Adachi, Yasuhiko Kubota, Takashi Takeda and Masako Iseki

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. In the original publication of this article [1], a system ID “BPSM-D-19-00022R2” is mistakenly included in the article’s title. The correct article tile should be “Subjective well-being and problem-solving ski...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao, Hirokazu Furukawa, Chiho Kitashima and Shota Noda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:16

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:11

  22. Poor sleep quality is associated with overeating and unhealthy eating. The aim of this study was to investigate if emotional eating could act as a mediator between poor sleep quality and energy/macronutrients ...

    Authors: Sevda Saleh-Ghadimi, Parvin Dehghan, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi and Hamed Jafari-Vayghan

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. There is growing evidence of the treatment efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). CBT is recommended by several practice guidelines for patients with IBS if lifestyl...

    Authors: Hitomi Kawanishi, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Misako Funaba, Yasushi Fujii, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Hiroe Kikuchi, Keisuke Kawai, Kazushi Maruo, Norio Sugawara, Kenji Hatano, Tomotaka Shoji, Tadahiro Yamazaki, Kenta Toda, Masafumi Murakami, Masayasu Shoji, Chisato Ohara…

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Previous studies have shown that hoarding behavior usually starts at a subclinical level in early adolescence and gradually worsens; however, a limited number of studies have examined the prevalence of hoardin...

    Authors: Kosuke Kajitani, Rikako Tsuchimoto, Jun Nagano and Tomohiro Nakao

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. In recent years, the phenomena of access to the cell phone and addiction to the Internet have been developed among students due to their many applications and attractiveness. Therefore, the present study was c...

    Authors: Rasool Kawyannejad, Maryam Mirzaei, Ali Valinejadi, Behzad Hemmatpour, Hasan Ali Karimpour, Javad AminiSaman, Ebrahim Ezzati, Siavash Vaziri, Mojgan Safaeepour and Saeed Mohammadi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. Shogi is a popular board game in Japan, and shogi-assisted cognitive–behavioral therapy (S-CBT) has been applied in Kakogawa City, a Japanese municipality. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects ...

    Authors: Mutsuhiro Nakao, Hirokazu Furukawa, Chiho Kitashima and Shota Noda

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:11

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:16

  27. Behavioral activation therapy (BAT) directly addresses activities that individuals value most highly, and may be easily applicable to cancer patients. However, there is no established evidence of the use of BA...

    Authors: Takatoshi Hirayama, Yuko Ogawa, Yuko Yanai, Shin-ichi Suzuki and Ken Shimizu

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:9

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Normal delivery is a natural and physiological process with numerous benefits for mother and baby. Giving birth by Caesarean Section (CS) should be limited to the cases in which normal delivery is not possible...

    Authors: Soraya Siabani, Khadijeh Jamshidi and Mohammad Mehdi Mohammadi

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:8

    Content type: Research

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  29. Family is considered as the first source of care and support for the mother. Family stress and anxiety can be transmitted to the pregnant mother and have negative effects on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, ...

    Authors: Fariba Alaem, Amir Jalali, Afshin Almasi, Alireza abdi and Mozhgan khalili

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:7

    Content type: Research

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  30. The impact of looking after children who live with complex chronic conditions is a growing public health issue. However, it is unclear whether sociodemographic and psychosocial variables can be used to predict...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano and Miriam Teresa Domínguez-Guedea

    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2019 13:6

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Review

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Review

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Review

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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