Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist Petal MS

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.

The URGES Clinic LLC
(601) 759-1927
The URGES Clinic LLC806 West Pine
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Southern Mississippi
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

C. Gerald O'Brien
(601) 664-6730
640 Lakeland East Dr
Jackson, MS
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Louisville
Credentialed Since: 1999-04-20

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John A. Stoudenmire
(228) 769-2311
4211 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-28

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Ruth M. Shoemaker
(228) 875-1590
2112 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Biofeedback, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Denver
Credentialed Since: 1994-07-14

Data Provided by:
Matthew Campbell
2005 Harris Drive
Oxford, MS
Services
Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 2004-11-11

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Molly Clark
(601) 984-5425
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 2010-04-14

Data Provided by:
Rachell N. Anderson
(662) 363-2791
Retired
Tunica, MS
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adler School of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 2005-09-19

Data Provided by:
Linda J. Baker
(601) 856-9100
136 Sherbourne Drive
Madison, MS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1979-07-23

Data Provided by:
Horace C. Lukens
(601) 832-7738
113 Sunflower Road
Madison, MS
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, 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 Maine
Credentialed Since: 1985-04-01

Data Provided by:
Natalie White Gaughf
(601) 815-4233
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Career Assessment and Counseling, Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 2006-05-05

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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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