About – Douglas Berger Psychiatrist Tokyo


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

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. 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.

Douglas Berger is a now a fully bilingual American board certified psychiatrist, is the Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. Douglas Berger is a M.D., and a Ph.D. Dr.  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.

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 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.

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.

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

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The popularity of genetic testing that gives a mental disorder diagnoses over-sell a science that one day will be crucial to psychiatric classification but not yet. Us: https://t.co/64BLMg2ujG, https://t.co/RyG3aQt9vL, https://t.co/J7ZPFKUqAp

Tokyo Counseling Service: Biological Depression https://t.co/scIUjFt63r @YouTubeさんから

The major cause of misconceptions in psychiatriy is that the concepts of illness and disorder are fuzzy with no physical proofs. The DSM is both over-valued as a proof, and undervalued as useful. Us: https://t.co/FpVQtrn3VT ; https://t.co/UvEwMAgYWw

Whether a depression biological: the longer a person has depression in various life circumstances, family history of mental illness, no discrete event, physical symptoms on a chronic basis, i.e., insomnia, lack of energy, etc. Us: https://t.co/FpVQtrn3VT

Orca whales and chimpanzees have similar personalities: https://t.co/Yo2vKnoZKE. The personality trait most related to longevity in humans is conscientiousness-these persons exercise, watch their diets, avoid smoking and drink in moderation. Us: https://t.co/FpVQtrn3VT

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Tokyo Counseling Service: could effects mindfulness based therapy be due to placebo? https://t.co/BgVRmysFTA

Tokyo Counseling Center: Virtual Reality and randomized controlled trials https://t.co/E0SZmBt6bg

Wallis says Virtual Reality completed a randomized controlled trial: https://t.co/Z7TcEDJOmT. But you can't subject blind or have blind placebo in a VR trial that treats conditions w/subjective endpoints. Us https://t.co/iKvQ96AhM8 https://t.co/eGw7GaNOQn https://t.co/ymaLpFdrzz

Tokyo Counseling Service on discriminating biologic from situational depression. https://t.co/ItBR8LlmKd

Tokyo Counseling Service: Three Common Misconceptions in Psychiatry https://t.co/QeSlIsC0tg

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