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1.  Is it possible to bridge the Biopsychosocial and Biomedical models? 
doi:10.1186/1751-0759-8-3
PMCID: PMC3898026  PMID: 24422973
2.  New year address on the state of psychosomatic medicine in Japan 
doi:10.1186/1751-0759-7-2
PMCID: PMC3577672  PMID: 23363730
3.  Psychosocial interventions for patients with chronic disease 
Treatment of patients with chronic diseases will be one of the main challenges of medicine in the future. This paper presents an overview of different origins, mechanism, and symptoms necessary for understanding new and different interventions that include a psychosomatic view.
In a psychosomatic therapeutic intervention there are very different targets, such as psychological symptoms, personality traits, attitudes toward disease and life, risk behaviour, and social isolation and as biological targets the change of autonomic imbalance and of the effects of the psycho-endocrinological or psycho-immunological stress responses. And there are also different psychosomatic measures that influence the individual biological, psychological and sociological targets. There is a need to give different answer to different questions in the field of psychosomatic and behavioral medicine. Comparative effectiveness research is an important strategy for solving some methodological issues. What is the target of treatment for different diseases: Symptom reduction, healing, or limiting progression to the worst case - the death of patients. We know that, the patient-physician relationship is important for every medical/therapeutic action for patients with chronic diseases.
This volume of BioPsychoSocial Medicine will present four different psychosomatic treatment studies from the clinical field in the sense of phase 2 studies: Reports of patients with obesity, anorexia nervosa, chronic somatoform pain and coronary artery disease were presented
doi:10.1186/1751-0759-6-2
PMCID: PMC3299618  PMID: 22293471
psycho social intervention; concepts; mechanism; efficiacy; eating disorders; pain; coronary artery disease
4.  The History, present state, and future prospects of the Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ACPM) 
The Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ACPM) was founded as the Asian Chapter of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM-AC) in Tokyo on April 12, 1982.
The first president was Hitoshi ISHIKAWA (Japan), the vice-presidents were Mahalingam MAHADEVAN (Malaysia) and Burton G.BURTON-BRADLEY (Papua- New Guinea), and the general secretary was Sueharu TSUTSUI (Japan).
Five years previously, preparation for creation of the ICPM-AC was started at the 4th World Congress of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM) held in Kyoto, Japan, September 5-9, 1977.
The First Congress of the ICPM-AC was held by the President Yujiro IKEMI in Tokyo on May 19-20, 1984. The main members in the early stage were Y. IKEMI, H. ISHIKAWA, S. TSUTSUI, Taisaku KATSURA, Tetsuya NAKAGAWA. Hiroyuki SUEMATSU and others from Japan and Hsien RIN (Taiwan), Seock Young KANG (Korea), M. MAHADEVAN. B.G. BURTON-BRADLEY and others from other Asian countries.
Thereafter, academic congresses of the ICPM-AC, the 2nd to the 9th, were held approximately every two years, in Japan, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, and China. The name was changed to the Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ACPM), and the 10th to 14th congresses were held in Taiwan, Okinawa (Japan), Australia, Korea, and China.
The current president of the Executive Board of ACPM is Chiharu KUBO, the Director of Kyushu University Hospital.
The next academic congress is the 15th ACPM and will be hosted by Tserenkhuugyin LKHAGVASUREN in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from August 24-26, 2012.
Participating countries have expanded to include Asian-Oceanic countries such as Mongolia, Micronesia, Australia and Sri Lanka.
The main themes of the congresses have focused on psychosomatic disorders, culture - bound syndromes, oriental medicine, etc... To date,"Health promotion"by raising the level of mental health based on psychoneuroendocrinoimmunomodulation has been very important. Prevention is also important in the Asia - Oceana area, from the viewpoints of both psychosomatics and culture.
Above all, an awareness of existential, authentic health is a sure way to promote healthy longevity and psychosomatic well - being.
To pursue happiness and well-being subjectively, objectively, and ecologically will be the most important purposes of ACPM in the future.
doi:10.1186/1751-0759-6-1
PMCID: PMC3317857  PMID: 22260201
The Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ACPM); The Asian Chapter of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM-AC); history; perspective
7.  Prospects of Psychosomatic Medicine 
doi:10.1186/1751-0759-3-1
PMCID: PMC2642858  PMID: 19161633
9.  BioPsychoSocial Medicine: a new open access journal 
doi:10.1186/1751-0759-1-1
PMCID: PMC1805775  PMID: 17371572

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