Douglas Berger Psychiatrist Tokyo – About Dr. Douglas Berger

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Douglas Berger psychiatrist Tokyo

Dr. Douglas Berger, M.D., Ph.D., Meguro Counseling Center Director

Douglas Berger, M.D., Ph.D., a fully bilingual American board certified psychiatrist, is the Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. Dr. Doug Berger is a graduate of New York Medical College where he completed a 4-year residency program in psychiatry. He then finished a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Now based in Tokyo, he had served on the Faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in New York as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and licensed practicing U.S. physician. Dr. Berger’s Japanese qualifications include a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine received for psychiatric research done while at the Tokyo University Department of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Berger came to Japan as a medical exchange student and psychiatric researcher at the Tokai University School of Medicine on a research fellowship from the Matsumae International Foundation. He later returned to Japan to do further psychiatric research at the Tokyo University Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Tokyo Institute of Psychiatry. Dr. Berger speaks native-level Japanese and regularly conducts psychotherapy for mixed-cultural couples as well as the local Japanese community. This page lists Dr. Berger’s research activity, and this page is an archive of community education articles for the Tokyo Families Magazine written by Dr. Berger. See what we write about on Twitter: Dr. Berger’s Twitter Page Meguro Counseling Center Twitter Page.

Dr. Berger also works extensively with children as Director of the Tokyo Child & Adolescent Counseling Service. Dr. Berger is a legal permanent resident of Japan.

Credential Verifications

Dr. Berger’s medical degree is from the United States, he is well-versed in the use of psychiatric medication and can guide the use of psychiatric medications integrated with psychotherapy through the physicians affiliated with his counseling practice (he does not directly practice medical care in Japan). Further information on Dr. Berger can be seen on his personal home page.

Publications by Dr. Douglas Berger, psychiatrist in Tokyo

Berger D: DOUBLE-BLINDING AND BIAS IN MEDICATION AND COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY TRIALS FOR MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER, F1000Research 2016, 4:638 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6953.2). U.S. National Library of Medicine version.

Berger D: DOUBLE BLINDING REQUIREMENT FOR VALIDITY CLAIMS IN COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY INTERVENTION TRIALS FOR MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER. Analysis of Hollon S, et al., Effect of cognitive therapy with antidepressant medications vs antidepressants alone on the rate of recovery in major depressive disorder: a randomized clinical trial, F1000Research 2015, 4:639 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6954.1). U.S. National Library of Medicine version.

Articles by Douglas Berger, M.D., Ph.D. for Tokyo Families magazine.

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Counseling in Tokyo: ADD treated with organizational skills training https://t.co/E1WckL9lyk

ADD can be treated with organizational skills training-mechanisms to prevent the consequences of inattention. Improvement in inattention itself requires medication-but not everyone needs to go that far. Us: https://t.co/VOm63HtESZ, https://t.co/uaoP3ZdWvx

Psychiatrist & Therapist in Tokyo: "Brady Bunch Families" https://t.co/LLxWu59uZ0

“Brady Bunch families” a merger of parents & kids from prior families have challenges: why did the parties get into this? What “turf” battles do the children get into? Who gets jealous? Not an easy situation. Us: https://t.co/VOm63HtESZ, https://t.co/uaoP3ZdWvx

Psychiatrist in Tokyo: Sacrifices of international couples https://t.co/95iFCOz3ZP

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Many persons get nervous about taking medications. Even persons who have taken recreational drugs or drink are nervous about taking meds. Patients need to be assured that meds can be stopped and adjusted. Us: https://t.co/W6SS4mUflN, https://t.co/urVpIxQD7G

Imagine a nexus of trauma, depression, anxiety, and nightmares. The therapist first needs to make a timeline of events, symptom onset, and remission. Only then can the nexus begin to be deciphered. Us: https://t.co/W6SS4mCEuf, https://t.co/urVpIy8ewg

Depression can be insidious, slowly eroding one’s confidence, making many excuses to themselves why they haven’t felt well in so many years. Us: https://t.co/W6SS4mUflN, https://t.co/urVpIxQD7G

Common marital problem: hyperactive spouse and inattentive spouse. The hyper spouse tends to get upset with the inattentive spouse becoming a cat and mouse game. Mutual insight and willingness to get help is not common. Us: https://t.co/W6SS4mUflN, https://t.co/urVpIxQD7G

ADHD persons can be both messy with things and themselves, and if hyperactive, can have trouble suffering fools. The problem is to what extent of the problem are they aware of having, especially if mild. Us: https://t.co/W6SS4mUflN, https://t.co/urVpIxQD7G

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