Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist Howard Beach NY

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.

Ms. Debbie Kaplan
Debbie L. Kaplan, LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD, CHT
(718) 793-9592
68-12 Yellowstone Blvd., Suite AA2
Forest Hills, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD, CHT
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairme
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Beverly Shakin
Beverly Shakin LCSW
(718) 263-0109
109-23 71st RoadSuite 1F
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Personality Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Lynne Spevack
(718) 377-3400
Bedford Avenue near Brooklyn College /Ave I
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W.
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ann D. Gracer
(718) 463-4640
67-24 165th Street
Fresh Meadows, NY
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adelphi University
Credentialed Since: 1999-07-02

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Alice Alers Aviles
(516) 791-8326
10 Valley Ln E
North Woodmere, NY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Cultural Diversity Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Yeshiva University
Credentialed Since: 1989-05-15

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Ms. Sandra Fishman
(718) 268-3077
112-11 68 Drive
Forest Hills, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Antoinette Collarini Schlossberg
(718) 263-6028
67-39 108 St
Forest Hills, NY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive 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.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Teachers College, Columbia University
Credentialed Since: 1985-02-04

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Ms. Joan Stenzler
Joan Stenzler, LCSW
(646) 250-5379
184-17 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY
Credentials
Credentials: R-LCSW
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Att
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Priska Imberti
CRECER
(347) 642-4086
46-10 61st Street
Woodside, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Infant Ment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
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. June Tyson
(347) 575-8368
21 Saint James Place
Brooklyn, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, QCSW
Licensed in New York
4 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Educatio
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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