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Perspectives of public health in Bio-Psycho-Social medicine

Psychosomatic medicine, or bio-psycho-social medicine, encompasses all aspects of the interrelationships between the biological, psychological, social, and behavioral factors of health and illness, and is not limited to mind and body connections in humans. Thus, it is meaningful that social aspects of health and illness are discussed in the current issue of this journal. The purpose of this special series in BioPsychoSocial Medicine is to introduce important concepts of social medicine relevant to the research fields of psychosomatic medicine.

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  1. Health communication consists of interpersonal or mass communication activities focused on improving the health of individuals and populations. Skills in understanding and applying information about health iss...

    Authors: Hirono Ishikawa and Takahiro Kiuchi
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:18
  2. With the globalization of occupational health psychology, more and more researchers are interested in applying employee well-being like work engagement (i.e., a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind...

    Authors: Akihito Shimazu, Wilmar B Schaufeli, Daisuke Miyanaka and Noboru Iwata
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:17
  3. In the past decade, the changing labor market seems to have rejected the traditional standards employment and has begun to support a variety of non-standard forms of work in their place. The purpose of our stu...

    Authors: Mariko Inoue, Shinobu Tsurugano, Mariko Nishikitani and Eiji Yano
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2010 4:16