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Psychogenic fever

Edited by Takakazu Oka

BioPsychoSocial Medicine

New Content Item (1)Psychogenic fever is a common psychosomatic disease. However, until recently, it wasn’t fully understood how psychological stress affects the body temperature in these patients and how to treat them. Recently, great advances have been made on the neural mechanisms responsible for stress-induced hyperthermia. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more attention to high body temperature without any inflammatory causes as well, which includes psychogenic fever. Therefore, this thematic series in BioPsychoSocial Medicine will seek research on the mechanisms how psychological stress affects body temperature and clinical experiences on patients with psychogenic fever, especially therapeutic experiences.

The editor declares no competing interests.

Deadline of submission: September 30, 2021.

  1. Although fever is a common symptom in pediatric practice, its origin is often unknown in pediatric patients. Psychogenic fever is a stress-related, psychosomatic disease observed especially in young women. Thi...

    Authors: Yuko Ishizaki, Yoshitoki Yanagimoto, Yuri Fujii, Mana Yamamoto and Kazunari Kaneko
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2022 16:9