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.
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https://t.co/CgpnuNNVNt: doesn’t mention the exclusion criteria for a personality disorder when the criteria can be explained by another psychiatric disorder. I.e., the diagnosis for BPD notes 7 traits that could easily be due to a mood disorder. Us: https://t.co/59gLBhYuMX
Brain changes have been reported with psychotherapy, but brain changes can be found in various activities: https://t.co/gQpNqj4Xqv found an increase in white matter underlying in a complex visuo-motor skill. Us: https://t.co/2rTavy34n4.
Dr. Steven King promotes efficacy of CBT for pain as best: https://t.co/QZzwfBWpnz, but there is no blind placebo-controlled study of CBT vs any other type of psychotherapy. Modesty in conclusion of efficacy is warranted. US: https://t.co/NExjz3T3Z3
Dr. Tasman starts on physicists questioning relativity vs quantum mechanics: https://t.co/Y0sjD2Tuos, leading to what is inner reality in psychotherapy? Dr. Tasman seems removed from understanding Einstein & Bohr's quantum discussions vs human reality. US: https://t.co/NExjz3T3Z3
Dr Moutier lists treatment modalities w/evidence for reducing suicide risk but surprisingly doesn't mention medication for agitation, anxiety, or sleep: https://t.co/5eSWg2sJOk. Neither CBT or DBT have ever had a double-blind placebo controlled study. US: https://t.co/We7OmvxoYF
Only 2 of 265 disorders in DSM-5 have known causes, PTSD & substance abuse: https://t.co/bSc3KukmiK. However, PTSD is still a subjective diagnosis: stress is known, symptoms are unprovable. US: https://t.co/We7OmvxoYF
Dr. Graham says genetics cause catastrophizing leading to anxiety: https://t.co/FuhKznWX7M. So, the symptom of a disorder is also the cause? The therapy they sell treats catastrophizing though. Us: https://t.co/FxEfrGmpKC
Could mania may be caused by beef jerky because of nitrates? https://t.co/p8CPn5zRgU. Could it also happen with hot dogs and bacon? You may not want to eat these products for other health reasons, but the mania-link is still weak at best. Us: https://t.co/FxEfrGE0Ca
Until there is a reliable biological or genetic parameter that can validly discriminate BPD from other disorders, better modesty to admit that the diagnosis of a personality disorder, especially BPD, will still be far from a valid construct. Us: https://t.co/nCLCm8wkvq
Mindfulness has been found to alter regions of the brain associated with memory & awareness: https://t.co/ndcotXhNQF. But many activities can make brain changes, running, yoga, juggling, etc. there is no special effect to Mindfulness here. Us: https://t.co/CFTtRIymIU
The Psychiatric Times author of the ART (aka EMDR) infomercial, Dr. Wendi Waits, is also a " Master ART Therapist", a COI Psychiatric Times should note. EMDR as pseudoscience: https://t.co/PqEfLAZnq5, & on Quackwatch: https://t.co/i6MURVUfz1. Us: https://t.co/vCyo9ZNPlb.
Psychiatric Times is plugging EMDR as ART: https://t.co/IQcIwH2Zxd. Listed here as pseudoscience: https://t.co/PqEfLAZnq5, EMDR has a long history on Quackwatch: https://t.co/i6MURVUfz1. Us: https://t.co/vCyo9ZNPlb.
Borderline Personality will self-harm, ADHD persons get hyper: https://t.co/gSayzpsaks. There is really no way to differentiate these diagnoses & if a personality disorder is better explained by another disorder, the other disorder takes priority. US: https://t.co/GwwzyYyjaI
CoQ10 is now thought to be an "effective" treatment of bipolar depression: https://t.co/lmszHHrIY2. This is interesting, but only 89 subjects were randomized so that we still need a large confirmatory trial. US: https://t.co/GwwzyYyjaI
Psychiatric Times, great mag, still plugs EMDR: never single/double blind placebo study, is viewed ineffective and over-marketed, selling EMDR courses: https://t.co/PqEfLAHMyx. Also, see this https://t.co/J5SXAxPDy7. Us: https://t.co/1HKbrHrzuS
Dr. Seeman says schizophrenic females did not have flat affect and were social: https://t.co/41wUioqZna. She says low estrogen causes psychosis, could be true, but its only conjecture. Seems her patients probably had a non-schizo psychotic disorder. Us: https://t.co/bYwFMNTDK7
Babies’ first solid food found to have at least one dangerous heavy metal in every product: https://t.co/Fe4hsdOsfQ. 15/50 products contained enough to pose health risks. Us: https://t.co/gR24sehgqG
Various actions can change the function of the brain. Brain changes are not necessarily indicative of an effect of a specific psychotherapy; visual-motor training or meditation may also make brain changes (if we assume unblinded studies are valid). Us: https://t.co/dxTjUotW9q
Dr. Cynthia Geppert should acknowledge that some end-stage persons should be helped to end their lives: https://t.co/ByrcXu6e8p. The article has a conservative/religious agenda-Dr. Geppert had a PhD in Religious Ethics from a church-sponsored school. Us: https://t.co/tQq75VPSbJ.
"152k ER visits for benzos, 28% hospitalized, vs 22k ER visits for MDMA, 9.5& hospitalized": https://t.co/PTXTC20Eng. But this isn't a valid comparison: 5% of US adults take benzos every year!!, many along with other drugs. Us: https://t.co/rqep1aL9B8
EEG study to detect autism spectrum as early as 3-months old? https://t.co/8M4kCSsK3l. If a child at 3-months old does have autism spectrum what to do about it besides worry? If they don't, then the child got a mislabeled & the parents are worried. US: https://t.co/rqep1aL9B8
Dr. Eist article on psychiatry during 9-11: https://t.co/hssKMutWVC. Unfortunately the article turns out to be an anti-Trump infomercial. Right or wrong, political articles masquerading as psychiatric pieces do not belong in the psychiatric times. Us: https://t.co/ROLoRwmSnd
Psychiatric Times, great information but still plugs Amber glasses for bipolar disorder though it has never had a single/double-blind or blind placebo clinical study: https://t.co/d3Kh3ko86Q. Us: https://t.co/ROLoRwmSnd
Dr. Ketter states that non-DSM markers of bipolarity can indicate bipolar spectrum disorder: https://t.co/UVPwCYzhEp. How can DSM symptoms of bipolarity indicate unipolar depression while non-DSM markersindicate bipolarity? Us: https://t.co/LwqCs63HSO