Douglas Berger Psychiatrist Tokyo – Counseling Service in Tokyo

Douglas Berger psychiatrist Tokyo is a fully bilingual American board certified psychiatrist and is the Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. 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 different approaches to psychiatry, which you can find here.

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Dr. Berger can be contacted by phone: 03-3716-6624 (+81-3-3716-6624 from outside of Japan)

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Psychiatric practice is empirical, the results of treatment challenge and de-challenge along with longitudinal course follow-up can help with some level of diagnostic & treatment confidence, but these are by no means validating our classification. Us: https://t.co/cCtREPt3eY

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