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Bio-Psycho-Social medicine in pediatrics

Edited by Dr Hidetaka Tanaka
BioPsychoSocial Medicine

A large number of children and adolescents with emotion-related disorders including psychosomatic diseases, behavior problems, and school absenteeism have been affected by the materialistic trend of Japan. The Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Pediatrics has started several new projects, including multi-center research and the publication of practical guidelines. The featured articles in this series delve into the aspects of the problems of such children as they relate to bio-psycho-social medicine in the hope that we can create a more hopeful future for our children.

The editor declares no competing interests.

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  1. Self-esteem is the "feeling of self-appreciation" and is an indispensable emotion for people to adapt to society and live their lives. For children, in particular, the environment in which they are raised cont...

    Authors: Mizuho Hosogi, Ayumi Okada, Chikako Fujii, Keizou Noguchi and Kumi Watanabe
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:9
  2. Advances in medical science have enabled many children with chronic diseases to survive to adulthood. The transition of adult patients with childhood-onset chronic diseases from pediatric to adult healthcare s...

    Authors: Yuko Ishizaki, Mitsue Maru, Hirohiko Higashino, Shoko Katsumoto, Kyoko Egawa, Yoshitoki Yanagimoto and Teruyo Nagahama
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:8
  3. Psychosomatic and developmental behavioral medicine in pediatrics has been the subject of significant recent attention, with infants, school-age children, and adolescents frequently presenting with psychosomat...

    Authors: Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yushiro Yamashita, Hidetaka Tanaka and Toyojiro Matsuishi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2012 6:7