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Chronic Fatigue

Adult Psychiatrist & (Telehealth Visits Only) located in Phoenix, AZ

Chronic Fatigue services offered in Phoenix, AZ

While it’s common to feel tired from time to time, chronic (ongoing) fatigue can diminish your mental health and quality of life. Mental health problems can sometimes contribute to ongoing tiredness. At Shah Psychiatry in Phoenix, Arizona, Neet Shah, MD, offers an array of psychotherapy services to better manage the cause of chronic fatigue to provide the energy needed to live your best life. To get started, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Chronic Fatigue Q&A

What is chronic fatigue?

Chronic fatigue is a tired feeling that lasts more than a few weeks or months. It can also last for years when left untreated. Dr. Shah uses highly effective treatments to alleviate fatigue associated with mental health challenges. He offers virtual telemedicine options.

Which mental health conditions may contribute to chronic fatigue?

Common mental health concerns that, when left untreated, can cause chronic fatigue include:

  • Adjustment disorders and grief
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Internet addiction
  • Depression 
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Gambling addiction
  • Specific phobias
  • Postpartum depression
  • Psychotic Illnesses
  • Video game addiction
  • Chronic pain
  • Substance use disorder
  • Eating disorders

Treating these conditions can boost your energy and reduce other worrisome symptoms to help you get your life back on track.

How does my provider find the cause of chronic fatigue?

To find out if a mental health challenge is causing chronic fatigue, Dr. Shah reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family history of disease. He completes a 60 to 90-minute comprehensive psychiatric evaluation by asking questions about your thoughts, mood, and behaviors with a review of your medical information and records. 

Individuals that have already explored standard treatment lines to chronic fatigue and are interested in a holistic and integrated treatment option that includes comprehensive programming and supplements to manage fatigue, please visit the Integrative Psychiatry Treatment program. 

Dr. Shah also offers Genomind® genetic testing to determine which medications are likely to work best with your genetic makeup.

Which mental health treatments may help with chronic fatigue?

Dr. Shah provides the following mental health treatments that may reduce chronic fatigue:

  • Medication management
  • Lifestyle-change counseling
  • Mindfulness-based practices
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure-based therapy
  • Supportive psychotherapy
  • Peak performance therapy
  • Virtual reality-based treatment 

The right treatment for your needs depends on your mental health disorder, its severity, lifestyle, treatment preferences, and genetic makeup. 

Dr. Shah offers medications and therapy to help you cope and build resilience throughout your pain experience. He advocates for and supports you through this journey to reduce the perception and impact that pain has on your life. His treatments help reduce the effects of chronic pain, which, in turn, helps you live your best possible life.

It’s also important to get regular exercise, eat nutritious foods, minimize stress, and maintain an ideal body weight. Dr. Shah works with you to develop structure and consistency in routine. 

Dr. Shah offers 15 to 60-minute virtual telemedicine follow-up visits to keep you on track with your treatment plan. 

To get relief from chronic fatigue, schedule an evaluation at Shah Psychiatry by phone or book one online today.