Douglas Berger Psychiatrist Tokyo

Douglas Berger psychiatrist Tokyo is an American board certified psychiatrist and is the Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. He’s also fully bilingual in Japanese and English. Dr. Berger received his M.D. and psychiatry training from New York Medical College, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Tokyo University School of Medicine. He speaks native-level Japanese. Dr. Berger utilizes a variety of approaches to psychiatry, which you can find here, and on the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center’s home page.

Dr. Berger can be contacted by phone: 03-3716-6624 (+81-3-3716-6624 from outside of Japan). Please use this form if you wish to contact Dr. Douglas Berger psychiatrist in Tokyo.

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Direct exam doesn’t raise the validity of a psychiatric diagnosis which is based on subjective categories: POPULATIONS of a diagnosis have more neurologic findings vs normals but that doesn’t help diagnose an INDIVIDUAL. Us:

Gender Identity: personal sense of one's gender. Biology is a strong factor, socialization plays a role: 0.3% of the US identifies as transgender (TG): TG persons should be destigmatized w/equal rights. Us:

Interjecting important medical information: CAR-T cell therapy for solid tumors: Making strides in antigen-targeted oncology treatments. Us:

The Tarasoff rule is on potential for harm that others besides the therapist do not know: For political figures, everyone knows what may or may not happen, there is no secret or a diagnoses that a therapist needs to tell. Us:

The government's regulations do favor the rich:, but the quality of life of the middle class is the correct value to look at, not the top 1%. The middle class's standard of living is improving: Us:

The risk of violence in psychiatric practice is a frightening: But what to do when a punch is on the way or you are getting pushed?
Psychiatrists are too cerebral, once a week they need to get into a martial arts gym and train. Us:

Biologic sex is not fully binary: "Intersex" persons may vary in genetics, epigenetics, gonads, hormones, receptors, genitals etc. Prevalence may be up to 1-2% of the population but estimates of certain variations are lacking. Next tweet: Gender Identity.

Sex/Gender is more complex than politics. Chromosomal sex: largely but not fully binary; 99.93% of the population is XX or XY Next tweet: biologic sex and intersex.

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Lithium for Alzheimers? Short 1.5 year follow up, treatment effect did not improve in the final 3 months. No head-to-head comparison vs memantine etc: Minor effect require careful modesty. Us:

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We treat children, adolescents, and adults. The most common problems are depression & anxiety, ADHD, alcohol use disorders, personality problems and interpersonal problems:

Most FDA black box's are great but the one on antidepressants and suicide in children and adolescents were found to be untrue & actually increased suicide attempts. So far, the FDA has refused to accept the evidence: Us:

Anti-methamphetamine article ghost-written by NIDA for NIDA-supported researcher Dr. Moszcynska: claims no conflict of interest & aims to curb amphetamine prescriptions. Funding by NIDA with taxpayer money needs transparency. Us:

The rich-poor gap predicts murder rate:, But the poor are busy getting simple needs met which foments violence & gangs. The poor don't think about far-away gated-communities, or the US Secretary of Education's policies. Us:

There is always a mix of fraud and denial of needed support in a welfare system. Eubanks:, notes 1-million benefit denials in 3 years of automation, but she does not provide data on the ratio of denied fraud vs. denial of need. Us:

Good alert, these patients have become more commonly seen as genetic tests widen the market. Us:

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Can we look up a client on the internet? 1. info is public & it is legal to search, 2. it can be ethical to search as long as stated on the TOS, 3. the alliance may suffer regardless of legality and ethics- Counseling Service Tokyo

Counseling Tokyo provides the international community in Tokyo and Japan with Western-Style counseling services in Tokyo and throughout Japan via Skype:

Psychiatric diagnoses are not as valid as stroke or tumor. Many mistakenly get a diagnosis of Asperger’s though don't really have a lack of interest in others, strange hand gestures, and a savant type of esoteric knowledge: Us:

Many clients ask us if they should share their child's diagnosis with their school. Psychiatric diagnoses have limitations in their validity:, and confidentiality laws are complex:, requiring caution. Us:

Low Socioeconomic status (SES) may indeed result in poor brain function:, however, this does not rule-out that family culture that does not value education, and/or psychiatric problems, resulted in low SES to begin with. Us:

JAMAPsych is known to push CBT and have nepotism with its CBT researchers. Regardless, study of conditions with subjective endpoints that have no double-blind and no blind-placebo group like CBT is not robust, and results require tempered evaluations. Us:

"Breakthrough" is misleading. The study from 2015: was an unblinded open-study with only 12-subjects and no control group. Open studies are subject to bias when the evaluation points are subjective. Hype needs to be tempered. Us:

Impressive publication of a negative result, hats off! us:

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