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Chronic Fatigue Treatment Near Me in Washington, DC  | Ryan Sheridan, NP

Holistic Treatments that go beyond the surface for
Chronic Fatigue

Manage chronic fatigue with an integrative approach

We'll identify root causes, find long-term solutions, and work  to get your life back on track.

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The Proactive Approach℠

Holistic Interventions

Holistic treatments approach care with the whole-body in mind. Complex conditions like chronic fatigue often affect multiple systems in the body.  Our treatment options will consider the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. In the process we leave no stone unturned.

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Genetic
& Biological Testing

Trial and error can be exhausting. We get a better idea of what will work and what won't for chronic fatigue when we make use of genetic and biological testing.  The use of comprehensive testings gives us a better chance at long-term success in a more efficient way. 

Psychotherapy
& Coaching Support

Validation is step one. You're not alone.  The way you feel is real. Talk therapy and coaching are invaluable tools in the management of chronic fatigue.  As part of your support system, we can work to reduce the emotional burden that often accompanies the physical nature of this condition.

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Simple Treatment Plans

Everyday tasks become overwhelming when living with a condition like chronic fatigue. Together we will develop a simple and effective treatment plan that delivers healthy, lasting change. 

Chat with me for free.

Patients looking for chronic fatigue treatment in the Washington DC area are offered a free 15-minute introductory appointment.  During the appointment you can ask questions, get to know Ryan, and find out if this approach is for you. 

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FAQs about Chronic Fatigue

1. Q: What is chronic fatigue?

A: Chronic fatigue is a persistent, unexplained feeling of extreme tiredness that lasts for at least six months. It significantly impacts daily functioning and is not relieved by rest.

2. Q: What are the common symptoms of chronic fatigue?

A: Symptoms include profound fatigue, impaired memory or concentration, unrefreshing sleep, muscle pain, and headaches. These symptoms are not solely attributable to another medical condition.

3. Q: How is chronic fatigue diagnosed?

A: At Proactive Psychiatry, diagnosis involves ruling out other potential causes of fatigue through a comprehensive medical history, reviewing lab work and physical examinations, and considering specific diagnostic criteria. 

4. Q: Are there medications for chronic fatigue?

A: While there is no specific cure, medications may be prescribed to manage symptoms. These include sleep aids, pain relievers, and medications to address associated conditions like depression or anxiety. At Proactive Psychiatry, we'll use an integrative approach to treat chronic fatigue.  Treatment may include medication, therapy, nutritional and exercise counseling, and more.  

5. Q: What are effective treatments for chronic fatigue?

A: Treatment approaches may include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), graded exercise therapy (GET), medications, and lifestyle changes. All of this is part of a holistic treatment plan.

6. Q: Can holistic treatments help with chronic fatigue?

A: Yes, holistic approaches such as exercise, mindfullness, dietary changes, and stress reduction techniques may complement traditional treatments.

7. Q: Is chronic fatigue the same as being tired all the time?

A: No, chronic fatigue is a persistent and severe exhaustion that is not alleviated by rest. It's a distinct medical condition that significantly impairs daily functioning.

8. Q: Can chronic fatigue be caused by stress?

A: While stress can contribute to fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex condition with various potential triggers, including viral infections and immune system dysfunction.

9. Q: Can chronic fatigue be managed with lifestyle changes?

A: Yes, lifestyle changes such as maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, balanced diet, and pacing oneself in daily activities can help manage symptoms and improve overall well-being.

10. Q: Is exercise recommended for chronic fatigue?

A: Graded exercise therapy (GET) under the guidance of a healthcare professional may be beneficial for some individuals with chronic fatigue. However, it's essential to start slowly and gradually increase activity.

11. Q: Can chronic fatigue be a symptom of another medical condition?

A: Yes, chronic fatigue can be a symptom of various medical conditions, and thorough medical evaluation is necessary to rule out other potential causes.

12. Q: What role does mental health play in chronic fatigue?

A: Mental health is interconnected with chronic fatigue. Conditions like depression and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms, making holistic approaches and mental health support integral to treatment.

13. Q: Can chronic fatigue be a lifelong condition?

A: While the course of chronic fatigue varies, some individuals experience improvement with treatment and lifestyle changes. Long-term management strategies can help enhance quality of life.

Request a free 15-minute intro

Patients looking for chronic fatigue treatment in the Washington DC area are offered a free 15-minute introductory appointment.  During the appointment you can ask questions, get to know Ryan, and find out if this approach is for you. 

Request now
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