Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist Hastings NE

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex pattern of symptoms, including fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, headache, “brain fog,” poor memory, changes in appetite, and sleep disturbances.

Karen Sharer-Mohatt
(402) 328-8300 *101
2222 So. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE
Services
Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 1997-08-21

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Mr. Terrance Moore
Associated Counseling Professionals
(402) 334-1122
2255 S. 132 Street Suite 200
Omaha, NE
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, QCSW
Licensed in Nebraska
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Robert N. Portnoy
(402) 474-1511
Plaza West Psychiatrists
Lincoln, NE
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1990-05-07

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Kelly A. Morrow
(402) 390-6600
Pope Paul VI Institute
Omaha, NE
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Columbia
Credentialed Since: 1995-01-26

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Constance Logan
(402) 926-2584
7701 Pacific St. Suite 207
Omaha, NE
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Cincinnati
Credentialed Since: 2008-07-30

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Ms. Maria Prokop
(308) 762-9018
212 Box Butte Ave Suite A
Alliance, NE
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Anger Management
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Nancy Carlson
Counseling Toward Hope
(308) 995-6691
710 Burlington Street (NO mail delivery)
Holdrege, NE
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in Nebraska
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stres
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Jerry L. Authier
(402) 333-8210
11414 West Center Road
Omaha, NE
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Portland
Credentialed Since: 1978-05-05

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Joseph L. Rizzo
(402) 397-0330
7836 Wakeley Plaza
Omaha, NE
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Case West Res U
Credentialed Since: 1977-11-18

Data Provided by:
Judith A. Clementson
(402) 483-9443
Madonna Rehab Hosp
Lincoln, NE
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Minnesota
Credentialed Since: 1996-07-22

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Teenage Depression

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By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc

I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Can Traditional Chinese Medicine help me?

Regardless of Western medical terminology, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) characterizes all illnesses as imbalances of organ function or poor circulation of qi (pronounced chi), or energy, and blood in the body’s channels. In chronic cases with many diverse symptoms, we try to ascertain how, where, and why organ and channel dysfunctions are happening, and we work to restore an original, natural state of health with a combination of Chinese herbal medicines and acupuncture.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex pattern of symptoms, including fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, headache, “brain fog,” poor memory, changes in appetite, and sleep disturbances.

I believe the true source of CFS is one or more pathogenic microbes, including viruses, bacteria, or protozoa that enter the body during an acute illness that often resembles the flu. The pathogenic microbes can damage a cell’s mitochondria (the cell’s energy factories), leading to profound fatigue. In the case of viruses, the pathogen can disturb DNA replication, leading to the chronic nature of the illness.

In addition to direct microbial invasion, many practitioners in the natural healing arts believe CFS can result from “leaky gut syndrome,” or small-intestine colitis. Leaky gut syndrome usually manifests after one consumes antibiotics, either as medicines or in animal foods. By inadvertently killing the thousands of beneficial and protective intestinal bacteria, the antibiotics allow harmful fungi, such as Candida albicans, or pathogenic bacteria to proliferate. These can then irritate and inflame the internal lining of the small intestine and allow absorption of foods into the blood before they’re fully digested. The body’s immune system will see these as allergens and attack them.

In the end, the intestines’ permeability disintegrates, and microbial and chemical toxins are absorbed into the blood, overwhelming the immune system as well as the liver’s ability to detoxify. Some chemicals stay in the blood, affecting brain function. Others precipitate into the connective tissue surrounding muscles, causing fibromyalgia.

The key treatments in Chinese medicine focus on regulating and detoxifying the liver and repairing small-intestine inflammation and permeability. This requires specific herbs to move liver qi and blood and to cool any inflammatory heat. As the liver regains its ability to detoxify, poisons exit the body. The symptoms of headache, fibromyalgia, and fatigue gradually disappear. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can be quite effective, especially if the intervention occurs early on in the condition. This holds especially true when an active viral irritant is present, because TCM is quite effective in combating viral illnesses.

Detoxifying the liver can be done with a variety of Chinese herbal formulas, including Chai Hu S...

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