Douglas Berger psychiatrist Tokyo speaks fluent Japanese and English. Douglas Berger is an American board-certified psychiatrist and 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.
"HUMANS DON'T ACT until there’s a crisis” someone told me today. How true! Career, finances, medical care, finding or leaving a romance, family affairs, keeping an eye on your child. Few people who plan and act regret it, those that act on crises usually end in regret.
So is a belief bubble ok? Say all you can see is that candidates are electable by voting, but you can’t see that all the candidates (from every party) on the ballot are all loyal to a hidden entity that places them on the ballot even if their stated platform is different.
What is a “belief bubble”? It’s a set of looking at some aspect of the world that doesn’t take the larger picture into account. The person’s behavior and thinking will be determined by the attributes of the bubble’s assumptions. Is this bad? See next week’s tweet.
Covid prevention & treatments right under our noses! Vits D & C, zinc, quercetin (in place of hydroxychloroquine), macrolides like erythromycin used for acne, baby aspirin, amantadine (flu drug), BCG vaccine, and more, go look! Us: https://t.co/W6SS4mUflN, https://t.co/urVpIxQD7G
The Covid deaths/pop in Japan as of today 972/125,930,000=0.0000077. In the US 129,654/331,002,651=0.00039. The ratio of deaths to pop of Japan vs US 0.0000077/0.00039=0.0197, about 2%. Something is very strange with biology, cultural norms, or the way stats are taken or a mix.
“What is actual reality?” patients frequently ask, especially those who have a changing sense of reality. I explain that our sense organs evolved with our environment to exquisitely mirror it-so we have to consider this is reality. Us: https://t.co/VOm63Hc41r
What’s the secret in dating a foreign national? Tolerance & ability to accept & sacrifice. I.e., to accept the partner will not have the best job, or that you may need to move to the partner’s country someday. Us: https://t.co/VOm63HtESZ, https://t.co/uaoP3ZdWvx
Why is it common for young persons to start a career that is interesting to them but unpractical? Simply, they don’t realize what aging and the real world of life will bring upon them. Us: https://t.co/VOm63HtESZ, https://t.co/uaoP3ZdWvx
Do “Partridge families work?” Some do and some don’t. If you are a parent in one, the answer is to know if the kids are able to tolerate the situation and flexibly change who lives with who as necessary. Us: https://t.co/VOm63HtESZ, https://t.co/uaoP3ZdWvx
Divorce in Japan? Following the family court leads to the same cookie-cutter outcome no matter what discussion is in the cookie machine. Answer: get out of the cookie cutter machine! How? There are many ways to negotiate using social pressure that a lawyer will never tell you.
Socially nervous people can be frozen in social activity or work in spite of good talents. Trying to get them to even delegate to others can be difficult requiring multi-modal interventions. Us: https://t.co/xJKjtzIjZq, https://t.co/bggAMvY10t
Why are some patients so against psychiatric medication? Many reasons: fear of side effect, fear of being a “zombie”, reaction of “I’m not sick!” are common. Non-compliance is a common cause of ongoing morbidity. Us: https://t.co/xJKjtzIjZq, https://t.co/bggAMvY10t
Can chronically depressed persons refuse medications? From a self-determination issue, yes refusal is ok. From a medical perspective, medication would be warranted. What a person wants is not the same as what one needs. Us: https://t.co/xJKjtzIjZq, https://t.co/bggAMvY10t
Are family business happy? Maybe. The problem is that there’s little social barrier between family even when there in a company. Family fractures, aggravations, and long-standing dysfunctional dynamics run rampant. Solution? Keep as much space as possible between interactions.
“No-fault depression” is when one has some unseen biologic reason for depression. These persons look back on life and conclude xyz event is the cause though the chronology of the event and start of depression don't match-up. Noting this can relieve the torment of a memory.