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.
800 gay participants shared 2 regions of the genome, 1 on the X chromosome & 1 on chromosome 8: https://t.co/frxyPFPPJS. Same-sex desire doesn’t lead to reproduction as frequently as opposite-sex desire so it must be a smaller % of the population. Us: https://t.co/FxEfrGmpKC
Biologic influence on sexual orientation is clearer: the National Health Interview Survey in 2014 found that 1.6% of Americans identify as gay/lesbian, and 0.7% identify as bisexual: https://t.co/urTqM73039. Us: https://t.co/ttCLGavIou
Direct exam doesn’t raise the validity of a psychiatric diagnosis which is based on subjective categories: https://t.co/UtUzgeHQry. POPULATIONS of a diagnosis have more neurologic findings vs normals but that doesn’t help diagnose an INDIVIDUAL. Us: https://t.co/9aRvyKD62E
Gender Identity: personal sense of one's gender. Biology is a strong factor, socialization plays a role: https://t.co/R18jBLIQa3. 0.3% of the US identifies as transgender (TG): https://t.co/iNJsDobn3w. TG persons should be destigmatized w/equal rights. Us: https://t.co/22ATcUhzv1
Lithium for Alzheimers? https://t.co/9gC8ZvuTb0. Short 1.5 year follow up, treatment effect did not improve in the final 3 months. No head-to-head comparison vs memantine etc: https://t.co/blnRLs1xnq. Minor effect require careful modesty. Us: https://t.co/thlOKZInxr
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We treat children, adolescents, and adults. The most common problems are depression & anxiety, ADHD, alcohol use disorders, personality problems and interpersonal problems: https://t.co/Cq2lOlCxaL
Most FDA black box's are great but the one on antidepressants and suicide in children and adolescents were found to be untrue & actually increased suicide attempts. So far, the FDA has refused to accept the evidence: https://t.co/lw9HWItoUL. Us: https://t.co/Jg8Gs54tBG
Anti-methamphetamine article ghost-written by NIDA for NIDA-supported researcher Dr. Moszcynska: https://t.co/B9eZJmAKSg claims no conflict of interest & aims to curb amphetamine prescriptions. Funding by NIDA with taxpayer money needs transparency. Us: https://t.co/LhXrtHgwaT
Can we look up a client on the internet? https://t.co/fnlocZgJBU. 1. info is public & it is legal to search, 2. it can be ethical to search as long as stated on the TOS, 3. the alliance may suffer regardless of legality and ethics- Counseling Service Tokyo https://t.co/gR24sehgqG
Counseling Tokyo provides the international community in Tokyo and Japan with Western-Style counseling services in Tokyo and throughout Japan via Skype: https://t.co/BwHe8IRW72
Psychiatric diagnoses are not as valid as stroke or tumor. Many mistakenly get a diagnosis of Asperger’s though don't really have a lack of interest in others, strange hand gestures, and a savant type of esoteric knowledge: https://t.co/ITCglB5zff. Us: https://t.co/PxZmh9PwXd
Many clients ask us if they should share their child's diagnosis with their school. Psychiatric diagnoses have limitations in their validity: https://t.co/PMGL3J1bBL, and confidentiality laws are complex: https://t.co/2Z1sZc3OXp, requiring caution. Us: https://t.co/yABHtSDN86
Low Socioeconomic status (SES) may indeed result in poor brain function: https://t.co/ferE4N8pU4, however, this does not rule-out that family culture that does not value education, and/or psychiatric problems, resulted in low SES to begin with. Us: https://t.co/MCkcevZAvF