Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist Waupaca WI

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.

Richard F. Rider
(920) 433-7992
301 E. St. Joseph St
Green Bay, WI
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 2004-06-29

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Barbara Freedman Brigham
(608) 252-8226
Dean Med Ctr, Psychiat
Madison, WI
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), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wisc, Madison
Credentialed Since: 1978-11-13

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Sandra J. Regan
(414) 384-2000 ext. 2225
2031 E. Wood Place
Shorewood, WI
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wisc, Milwaukee
Credentialed Since: 2003-06-05

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Blair
(414) 219-5256
1020 North 12th Street
Milwaukee, WI
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wisc Sch Prof Psych
Credentialed Since: 2003-09-30

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Thomas J. Moran
(608) 231-3191
Counseling & Psychotherapy Services
Madison, WI
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wisc, Madison
Credentialed Since: 1987-08-27

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Dr. Lisa Cottrell
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
1220 Dewey AVe.
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Wisconsin
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Sleep Disorders, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Lana Nassen
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N Port Washington Rd #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Im
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Ms. D. Mackenzie Harris
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
1220 Dewey Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Joan R. Nuttall
(414) 771-2450
1011 North Mayfair Road Ste 205
Wauwatosa, WI
Services
Psychological Assessment, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Child Custody Evaluation, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1985-12-17

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Mariah Hewitt
(414) 445-0997
Northern Crossing Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Milwaukee, WI
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wisc Sch Prof Psych
Credentialed Since: 2009-06-24

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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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