The XV International Congress of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology – ISPOG

 (May 13-16, 2007, Kyoto, Japan)





Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSPOG) was formally inaugurated in 1996, succeeding a study group for Obstetric and Gynecologic Psychosomatic Medicine in Japan which begin it’s activity in as early as 1970’s and some of which members used to participate regularly in World Congress of International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISPOG). JSPOG has grown up rapidly since inauguration to have 640 (2007) members from such various specialties as psychiatry, psychology, nursing and midwifery, health education etc. At present, over 200 of JSPOG members have joined to ISPOG. We believe that we are well prepared to cooperate with friends overseas and desire earnestly to exchange knowledges and opinions on female psychosomatics between the East and West.

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years, from her establishment as Heian-kyo in 794, until the transfer of government to Tokyo in 1868 following the Imperial Restoration. Surrounded by magnificent hills, Kyoto with her poetry reflects the changing of the seasons and has provided, over the last twelve centuries, a natural cradle for the art and culture of Japan, and a noble heritage for her people. This is why Kyoto is known as the spiritual home of the Japanese people; it is said that without knowing Kyoto, it is impossible to understand the real Japan. But, on the other hand, Kyoto is not only an old capital but also a modern city anxious to develop a new culture and technology (ex. many Nobel Prize winners) based on her precious inheritance. We hope that you yourselves will enjoy the old Japanese capital, Kyoto.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at Kyoto.





Invited Lectures


Changes in Eating and Exercise Related Quality of Life During Pregnancy
S. Abraham, A. MacKinnon and G. Llewellyn-Jones

Psychosomatic Training in the UK
I.C. Allen

Cross-cultural Perspectives in Menopause: The Issue of Symptom Reporting
D. Anderson and T. Yoshizawa

Short Psycho-Therapeutic Interventions in Gynaecological Practice
M.J. Beckermann

Unexpected Loss and New Hope: Miscarriage, Coping and Its Implications for a Subsequent Pregnancy
A. Bergner, M. Rauchfuß and R. Beyer

The Relation of Age-Related Psychosomatic Symptoms to Depressive and Anxiety Disorders Based on a German Representative Community Study
M.E. Beutel and E. Brähler

Teaching Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
J. Bitzer

Does Migration Have an Impact on the Perception of Menopause and Coping with Symptoms?
T. Borde, S. Boral, A. Schalinski and M. David

Implications of Poor Care on Trauma Development Following Childbirth
D.K. Creedy and J. Gamble

Has the Subject Disappeared in Nowadays Scientific Gynaecology?
C. Damonte Khoury

Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms – What Can We Learn from Epidemiological Studies
L. Dennerstein

The Patient as a Partner in the Process of Decision Making: Patient Orientated Communication in the Preoperative Counselling
S. Ditz

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy
A. Einarson

Attitude Toward Premenstrual Changes: An International Survey
F. Facchinetti, G. Dante and J. Bitzer

The Psychosocial Burden of Infertility in Developing Countries
A. Hemmerling

The Female Psychosomatic in East and West
Hideo Honjo

Medical Aromatherapy
J. Imanishi

Informed Consent and Counselling of People from Different Cultural and Religious Backgrounds
H. Kentenich

The Mother-Infant Figures in Japan – Illusion and Disillusionment
O. Kitayama

Integrating Psychosomatics in Specialist Training: The Dutch View
G. Kleiverda

The Psycho-Social Situation of Young Female Refugees and Asylum Seekers and their Care Demands
I. Kollak and I. Meyer

Cultural Differences in Menarche, BMI, Tanner and Eating Attitudes of Girls in India and Australia
M. Lal

Psychosociocultural Factors Modulate Outcomes in Gynaecology and Obstetrics: East and West
M. Lal and R. Callender

Practical Use of Heart Rate Variability of Climacteric Symptoms
Kyung-Sub Lee, Soo-Jeong Ahn, Jae-Ho Hwang, Jung-Eun Choi, Jung-hoon Cho and Jun-Bock Jang

Effects of Pregnancy on Eating Disorders
M. Makino, M. Hashizume and K. Tsuboi

A New Low-dose OC Alleviates Both the Physical and Emotional Symptoms of PMDD: Results of Two Placebo-controlled Trials with Ethinyl Estradiol 20 mg/Drospirenone 3 mg
J. Marr

Methodology for Cross-cultural Comparisons and Local Assessment of Menopausal Symptom Reporting
M. Melby

Psychological Symptoms During the Climacteric in Japanese Women
M. Melby

Psychosocial Conditions and Psychosomatic Disorders in Gynecology
M.I.E. Neises, P. Malewski and E. Watermann

Neurodevelopment of Children Exposed to Antidepressant Medications During Gestation: A Critical Overview and Preliminary Meta-Analysis
I. Nulman, L. Tcharnaia, A. Lubetsky, R. Sussman and A. Nava-Ocampo

Premenstrual Syndrome/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
P.M.S. O’Brien

Present State and Development of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the West
M. Pawson

What Has Happened To Hippocrates?
M. Pawson

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Sailing Between the Scylla and the Charybdis
A.A.W. Peters and E. Blokzijl

Team Interactions Concerning Doctor-Patient-Relationship in Psychosomaic Gynecology and Obstetrics
A. Ploeger and M.I.E. Neises

Anxiety and Depression in Perimenopausal Women in Japan
Y. Sagara

HIV Infection and Stress Among Woman Sex Workers in Songkhla Southern, Thailand
Chutarat Sathirapanya, Yasushi Taniguchi and Nimanong Thaichareon

Gender and Depression
J. Shigemura and S. Nomura

Use of Isoflavone-Aglycones as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)) for QOL Improvement in Women
Kiyomi Shimada

Mental Health Care for the Elderly Women
H. Shimizu and N. Amano

Abuse in Health Care: From Epidemiology to Personal Experiences
K. Swahnberg and B. Wijma

A Scene of Birth and Care of Disease in Medieval Japan
Y. Tabata

Sexual and Partnership Issues Following Breast Cancer: An Asian Perspective
M. Takahashi

Independent Sex Workers in Thailand
Yasushi Taniguchi

The Effects of Different Psychosocial Interventions in Infertility1
T. Wischmann

Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Cytokines
T. Yasui, Y. Miyatani, M. Yamada, H. Uemura, N. Tsuchiya, M. Yuzurihara, S. Takeda and M. Irahara

Impact of Anxiety and Depressive Mood in the Development of Eating and Panic Disorders
Kunio Yui



Free Papers


Measures for and Menstrual Disorders Among Working Women
H. Ariyoshi

The Case of Female Patient with Major Depression and Eating Disorder Treated Successfully by Process Oriented Psychology
Atsushi Fukao, Yukio Fujimi, Seishiro Okayama, Takahisa Ushiroyama, Yoshihide Nakai and Toshiaki Hanafusa

Reduction of Maternal Depression and Anxiety After Preterm Labour
V. Globevnik Velikonja

Gender Differences in the Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms
M. Hashizume, A. Adachi and K. Tsuboi

Investigations Concerning Conditions of Examined Eating Disorders from Age of Onset
K. Hayashi, A. Iwasaki, M. Hashizume and K. Tsuboi

Applying Cognitive–Behavioral Family Therapy Combined with Chiropractic Therapy in Treatment of Psychosomatic Disorders
M. Khodayarifard

The Influence Factors of Subjective Health Among Adolescents in Japan
Y. Kishida and M. Matsuoka

Burden of Childcare: Mothers with Psychosomatic Disorders
K. Kobayashi, N. Takebayashi, M. Fukunaga and Y. Nakai

Prevalence of Insomnia and Sleep Medication Use in Female
Y. Komada, T. Nomura, M. Kusumi, K. Nakashima, T. Sasai and Y. Inoue

Smoking Behavior Observed from Psychosomatic Aspects in Young Women
Shinzo Kono

Quality of Life and Psychological Distress in Japanese Breast Cancer Patients
A. Koyama, H. Inui, K. Hirai and M. Shiozaki

Characteristics of Smoking Mothers in Japan
R. Kudo, M. Furuyama, K. Morikawa and K. Suehara

Short Term Estrogen Replacement Therapy and Antidepressant Therapy for Climacteric Patients with Premenstrual Symptoms
S. Matsuki and H. Narahara

Gender Identity of Specialists from the Viewpoint of the Assignment of Social and Cultural Roles
Keiko Matsumura

Structural Analysis of Factors Related to Frustration in First-time Mothers Facing Persistent Crying in 6 Week-old Infants
Miwako Okamoto and Megumi Matsuoka

The Health Status of Japanese Women Who Separated Because of Intimate Partner Violence
I. Sawada, M. Maruyama, J. Yoshino, M. Konno and Y. Katakura

Cytokine-associated Emotional Changes in PMS Females
N. Shiga and T. Honda

Climacteric Syndrome, Life Values, and Femininity in Japanese Women
T. Takahashi and H. Horike

Psychological Effects on Women with "Surgical Menopause" Versus on Women with "Natural Menopause"Prospective Study About 95 Cases
P. Tsikouras, S. Zervoudis, G. Galazios, V. Liberis and G. Iatrakis

Craniofacial Features of Female Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
S. Tsuiki, S. Fujimatsu, T. Munezawa, Y. Sato and Y. Inoue

Women’s Psychological Reactions to Ectopic Pregnancy
Nagaveni Yuddandi and M. Milner

Breast Cancer The Role of Psychology as Cofactor. A Multicentric Study of 278 Cases
S. Zervoudis, P. Tsikouras, G. Galazios, V. Liberis, A. Veduta, R. Vladareanu, X. Xaralambous and S. Konstandinou

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