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  1. Patients with primary focal hyperhidrosis (hyperhidrosis) are known to have higher levels of anxiety induced by sweating than those who do not. However, in hyperhidrosis, no scale has been developed to measure...

    Authors: Sayaka Ogawa, Jun Tayama, Hiroyuki Murota, Masakazu Kobayashi, Hirohisa Kinoshita and Seiko Nakamichi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:14
  2. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is among the recommended non-pharmacological treatments for patients with insomnia. While there are multiple reports on the effects of CBT-I treatment, few stu...

    Authors: Ayana Hotchi, Wataru Yamadera, Masayuki Iwashita, Tomohiro Utsumi, Misato Amagai, Sakumi Nakamura, Takako Suzuki and Masahiro Shigeta
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:13
  3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients suffer from symptoms that cannot be explained by a single underlying biological cause. It is sometimes claimed that these symptoms are a manifestation of a disrupted autonomic...

    Authors: Paloma Rabaey, Peter Decat, Stefan Heytens, Dirk Vogelaers, An Mariman and Thomas Demeester
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:10
  4. This study aimed to evaluate the association of COVID-19 preventive behavior and job-related stress with sleep quality among healthcare workers (HCWs). We conducted a cross-sectional survey using a questionnai...

    Authors: Muneto Izuhara, Kentaro Matsui, Ryo Okubo, Takuya Yoshiike, Kentaro Nagao, Aoi Kawamura, Ayumi Tsuru, Tomohiro Utsumi, Megumi Hazumi, Yohei Sasaki, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Hirofumi Komaki, Hideki Oi, Yoshiharu Kim, Kenichi Kuriyama, Takeshi Miyama…
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:8
  5. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic impacted both the physical and mental health of individuals. The resilience quotient (RQ) is an important factor that decreases mental health problems. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Tanyalak Sanphiboon, Napakkawat Buathong and Rattanaporn Chootong
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:7
  6. Assessment of extrapulmonary comorbidities is essential in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Deterioration of balance and increasing fear of falling are two of the most significant extrapulmonary m...

    Authors: seda karaca, Aysel Yildiz Özer, Sait Karakurt and Mine Gülden Polat
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:6
  7. Feeding and eating disorders are severe mental disorders that gravely affect patients’ lives. In particular, patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN) appear to have poor social cognition. Ma...

    Authors: Rio Kamashita, Rikukage Setsu, Noriko Numata, Yasuko Koga, Michiko Nakazato, Koji Matsumoto, Hiroki Ando, Yoshitada Masuda, Sertap Maral, Eiji Shimizu and Yoshiyuki Hirano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:5
  8. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacists, despite their vital contributions, have faced significant challenges that have impacted their mental well-being, potentially leading to the development of ...

    Authors: Samar Younes, Souheil Hallit, Irfan Mohammed, Sarah El Khatib, Anna Brytek-Matera, Shadrach Chinecherem Eze, Kenneth Egwu, Rawshan Jabeen, Nebojša Pavlović, Pascale Salameh, Michelle Cherfane, Marwan Akel, Chadia Haddad, Randa Choueiry, Feten Fekih-Romdhane and Katia Iskandar
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:4
  9. In Europe, an herbal medicine containing peppermint oil is widely used in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In Japan, however, no clinical evidence for peppermint oil in IBS has been established, a...

    Authors: Kei Matsueda, Shin Fukudo, Masayuki Ogishima, Yuki Naito and Soichiro Nakamura
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:3
  10. Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a subset of orthostatic dysregulation, has been reported to be associated with anxiety. POTS can be classified into two forms based on the degree of tachycardia during ort...

    Authors: Midori Mizutani, Seiji Yoshida, Hidetaka Tanaka, Ginroku Yamawake, Atsuko Kubo, Yusuke Kurooka, Yoshitaka Ohta and Akira Ashida
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2024 18:2
  11. Previous studies have shown that patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) are likely to be affected by delirium and other psychiatric complications. We aimed to evaluate the relation between COVID-19 ...

    Authors: Tomoe Nishihara, Mao Shibata, Ayako Ohashi, Kazutoshi Hiyama, Takafumi Yamashita, Mika Kuroiwa and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:40
  12. The management of low-grade fever in adults has not been codified. This gap is related not only to the numerous possible aetiologies but also to the difficulty of escaping the monocausal model of diseases. Thi...

    Authors: Mathieu Ginier-Gillet
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:38
  13. The purpose of this study was to develop an internet-based Guided Self-Help CBT (iGSH-CBT) for Bulimia Nervosa (BN) / Binge Eating Disorder (BED) for Japanese patients and to test its feasibility.

    Authors: Noriaki Ohsako, Hiroshi Kimura, Tasuku Hashimoto, Yutaka Hosoda, Yosuke Inaba, Masaomi Iyo and Michiko Nakazato
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:37
  14. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disease characterized by chronic widespread pain concomitant with psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and depression. It has been reported that FM patients engage in pain catastrophizin...

    Authors: Satoshi Izuno, Kazufumi Yoshihara, Masako Hosoi, Sanami Eto, Naoki Hirabayashi, Tae Todani, Motoharu Gondo, Chie Hayaki, Kozo Anno, Akio Hiwatashi and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:36
  15. Visceral hypersensitivity in functional dyspepsia can be localized or widespread, and there is no simple method of assessment. Measuring interoceptive accuracy at different sites provides an assessment of perc...

    Authors: Kohei Yoshida, Tetsuya Abe, Kenji Kanbara, Kento Ueda, Yukie Saka-Kouchi and Hideaki Hasuo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:35
  16. Physical activity (PA) provides substantial mental and physical health benefits for individuals of all ages. A limited number of long-term or longitudinal studies have investigated the association between psyc...

    Authors: Amrit Dhakal, Ken Kurisu, Sungjin Park, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi and Yukitoshi Aoyagi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:32
  17. In Asia, the proportion of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with abdominal discomfort alone is significantly higher than that in western countries. The purposes of this study are to understand the ...

    Authors: Jia Lu, Yang Chen, Lili Shi, Xiaoqing Li, Guijun Fei, Ji Li, Aiming Yang and Xiucai Fang
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:31
  18. This study aimed to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the effects of 6-methylsulfinylhexyl isothiocyanate (6-MSITC) contained in wasabi rhizomes on fatigue and sleep and to examine its safety through overdos...

    Authors: Ryota Nakajima, Masanobu Kanou, Masahiko Tokushima, Yoshitaka Iwama and Kei Yamana
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:30
  19. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has increased the risk of individuals developing eating disorders and has exacerbated existing eating disorders. This observational study investigated the impac...

    Authors: Keisuke Kawai, Hisateru Tachimori, Yurie Yamamoto, Yuki Nakatani, Shinmi Iwasaki, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Yoshiharu Kim and Naho Tamura
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:29
  20. Authors: Kristine Sirevåg, S. H. Stavestrand, T. Sjøbø, T. B. Endal, H. M. Nordahl, E. Andersson, I. H. Nordhus, Å Rekdal, K. Specht, Å Hammar, A. Halmøy, J. Mohlman, H. Hjelmervik, J. F. Thayer and A. Hovland
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:28

    The original article was published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:25

  21. Noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) is persistent angina-like chest pain without cardiac origin that affects the patient’s health related quality of life (HrQoL), although it does not affect mortality. The effect of ...

    Authors: Irem Huzmeli and Aysel Yildiz Ozer
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:27
  22. Previous studies reported that the experience of maltreatment in childhood reduces subjective well-being in adulthood and that neuroticism is negatively associated with subjective well-being. However, the inte...

    Authors: Yota Fujimura, Akiyoshi Shimura, Chihiro Morishita, Yu Tamada, Hajime Tanabe, Ichiro Kusumi and Takeshi Inoue
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:26
  23. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a frequent and severe disorder among older adults. For older adults with GAD the effect of the recommended treatment, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), is reduced. Physic...

    Authors: Kristine Sirevåg, S. H. Stavestrand, T. Sjøbø, T. B. Endal, H. M. Nordahl, E. Andersson, I. H. Nordhus, Å. Rekdal, K. Specht, Å. Hammar, A. Halmøy, J. Mohlman, H. Hjelmervik, J. F. Thayer and A. Hovland
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:25

    The Correction to this article has been published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:28

  24. The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) is a comprehensive psychosocial assessment proven useful for predicting the outcomes of organ transplantation that is expected to be ...

    Authors: Kosuke Takano, Hidehiro Oshibuchi, Sayaka Kobayashi, Junko Tsutsui, Satoko Ito, Rumiko Kamba, Rie Akaho and Katsuji Nishimura
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:24
  25. Orthostatic intolerance (OI), which is common in children and adolescents, negatively impacts their quality of life (QOL) due to physical symptoms that limit work, school, and daily activities. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Yoshie Shigeyasu, Ayumi Okada, Chikako Fujii, Chie Tanaka, Akiko Sugihara, Makiko Horiuchi, Takashi Yorifuji and Hirokazu Tsukahara
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:23
  26. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the treatment system of medical institutions across the world. Studies of the populations and patients have reported mental health problems caused ...

    Authors: Yukari Yamanaka, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Chiharu Kubo and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:21
  27. The superiority of Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E) with regard to weight gain and improvement of psychopathology of eating disorders for patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) over other psychotherapi...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Nohara, Yukari Yamanaka, Mikiko Matsuoka, Tadahiro Yamazaki, Keisuke Kawai, Shu Takakura, Nobuyuki Sudo, Tetsuya Ando, Yutaka Matsuyama, Susan Byrne, Riccardo Dalle Grave, Zafra Cooper and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:20
  28. Glycemic control is an important issue in the treatment of diabetic patients. However, traditional methods, such as medication (the usual treatment), have limitations. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) might ...

    Authors: Na Dong, Xiaowei Wang and Liu Yang
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:18
  29. Psychological distress has been frequently observed in frontline healthcare workers under stress during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic; however, it is unclear if there are differences in the ...

    Authors: Tomoe Nishihara, Kazufumi Yoshihara, Ayako Ohashi, Mika Kuroiwa and Nobuyuki Sudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:17
  30. Foreign nationals residing in Japan account for approximately 2% of the total population (i.e., approximately 2.6 million people). Of these, 12% are not proficient in speaking Japanese and 25% experience diffi...

    Authors: Yoko HAYASHI, Yoshie IMAZU, Sixin DENG and Masato MURAKAMI
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:15
  31. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly changed our daily life. Owing to the imposed restrictions, many educational facilities have introduced remote teaching. This study aims to clarify t...

    Authors: Reiko Hori, Eiji Shibata, Iwao Okajima, Masahiro Matsunaga, Tomohiro Umemura, Akihiko Narisada and Kohta Suzuki
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:14
  32. Peer support among family members is important in cases of mental illness, but there has been limited practice or research on individual peer support specific to families taking care of patients with eating di...

    Authors: Chisato Ohara, Aya Nishizono-Maher, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Ayako Sugawara, Yuriko Morino, Junko Kawakami and Mari Hotta
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:11
  33. Eating alone has been significantly associated with psychological distress. However, there is no research that evaluates the effects or relation of eating together online to autonomic nervous system functions.

    Authors: Hideaki Hasuo, Nahoko Kusaka, Mutsuo Sano, Kenji Kanbara, Tomoki Kitawaki, Hiroko Sakuma, Tomoya Sakazaki, Kohei Yoshida, Hisaharu Shizuma, Hideo Araki, Motoyuki Suzuki, Satoshi Nishiguchi, Masaki Shuzo, Gaku Masuda, Kei Shimonishi, Kazuaki Kondo…
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:10
  34. We previously reported a case that led us to hypothesize that decreased production of thrombopoietin (TPO) leads to thrombocytopenia in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) with severe liver dysfunction and tha...

    Authors: Ken Kurisu, Kaoruko Sato, Mikiko Matsuoka, Makoto Otani and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:9
  35. Neonatal maternal separation (MS) has been used to model long-lasting changes in behavior caused by neuroplastic changes associated with exposure to early-life stress. Earlier studies showed that transient gut...

    Authors: Ryoko Hasegawa, Kumi Saito-Nakaya, Li Gu, Motoyori Kanazawa and Shin Fukudo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:7
  36. Previous clinical studies have reported elevated levels of depressive symptoms in selected samples of patients with gastritis. The objective of this study was to examine the associations of specific biomarkers...

    Authors: Julia Staab, Lara Vonhören, Harald Schwörer and Thomas Meyer
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:6
  37. Surgeons are exposed to high levels of intraoperative stress, which could compromise their psychological well-being in the long term. This study aimed at exploring the effects of real operations on the activit...

    Authors: Luca Carnevali, Elena Bignami, Sara Gambetta, Margherita Barbetti, Matteo Procopio, Antonio Freyrie, Paolo Carbognani, Luca Ampollini and Andrea Sgoifo
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2023 17:5
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