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Dr. Jeffrey Junig

Psychiatry
Fond du Lac, WI
34 years experience male

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Office

Fond du Lac, WI

Address

1020 South Main Street, Fond du Lac, WI
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About

Bio

I have always been fascinated by the mind and brain. I grew up in Beloit Wisconsin, and after high school I attended Carroll College, majoring in Biology and Psychology. I then moved to Rochester NY, where I trained in medicine and research as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program, a program offered by the National Institutes of Health to only 500 scholars nationwide. I earned my PhD in Neuroscience at the Center for Brain Research, and graduated first in my class in medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. After completing an Ivy League residency in Phildadelphia, I left the fast-paced East-coast lifestyle for family-friendly Fond du Lac. I worked for ten years as an anesthesiologist and pain treatment physician at St. Agnes Hospital, serving as Chief of Anesthesia during most of that time. But with all of my successes, I felt that something was missing. I began to realize that my performance in school and career were the result of searching for that something… but in the wrong places. 2001 was a rough year for me, as it was for our country. As I struggled with illness, my friend Commander Dan Shanower was killed at the Pentagon in the attacks of 9/11. I reflected on my friendship with Dan as I worked as a medical consultant for the Transportation Security Administration. I found new appreciation for life as I remembered his determination to serve God and country using all of his ability. Months later, a local physician and friend committed suicide. With recognition that I should follow my interests and insights, I decided to return to my earlier studies of the mind and brain. I entered residency in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and for three years commuted daily between Fond du Lac and Milwaukee. No longer content to sit in the audience, I became involved in community theater. I began teaching residents and medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin and writing for Psychiatric Times, an international publication for psychiatrists. I became Chief Resident in 2005, and I completed psychiatric training in June of 2006. I accepted an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College, where I continue to teach residents and medical students. In 2008 I passed written and oral examinations to become Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. My experiences have increased my empathy for those with mental pain. I now recognize that years of one’s life can slip away unappreciated, while he or she puts off finding appropriate help. I know first-hand of the stigma and isolation that can result from minor or major psychiatric conditions. My sincere goal is to create an understanding and supportive environment while providing up-to-date, evidence-based psychiatric care.

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Discontinuation of some drugs can cause seizures, notably the clonazepam you are taking. But stopping SSRI's will not cause seizures-- although the w... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Take it late.: It is best to take it around the same time each day, but if you miss a dose, take it when you remember. If you don't, you are likely to develop disco... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Find insurance?: Not a med answer, but is there a way you can get insurance? Is there a medicaid program? Does your county offer health assistance, or your hospital ha... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Manage, not cure: True panic attacks are difficult to cure; we manage them. Therapy can help if there are fears under the surface that need to be addressed. Attacks ca... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Careful with meds: While Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) work great now and then, they can actually lead to recurrent headaches if taken daily. For migraines, 'tri... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Steroid mood swings: Steroid medications like Prednisolone can cause depression, mania, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The mood changes are undpredictable; your mood appe... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Physically no: The skin has great healing properties and i doubt you will leave permanent marks-- but frankly, if the bruising shows, people will think less of both ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Sleep!: Obvious-- but are you sleeping enough? Most people need 7-8 hours every night; some even more. If sleep is interrupted (by crying kids) you need even ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Use it or Lose it: You'll see ads for ginkgo biloba and other herbal remedies, but i've never seen good, double-blind studies that show efficacy from those products. Av... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Very: Since 'behavior' defines all that we do, any problem related to our actions can be considered a 'behavioral problem.' the term is generally used to r... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Bupropion is a Dopamine reuptake blocker. Stimulants release Dopamine and block reuptake, but are controlled substances. There are Dopamine agonists--... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Almost surely no.: There are so many things that can make a pinky numb-- cold, trauma to the ulnar nerve, poor circulation-- it would be very unusual for MS to present t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Usually OK: The medications won't lose their effect, but there is a risk of serotonin syndrome when you combine serotonin agents. Discontinue both medications an... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
You will know.: When it happens, you'll know. Many people practice through masturbation; women can have more shame issues to work through, and being alone is often ea... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Consider Paxil (paroxetine): I would not expect significant weight gain from ginseng, but if you are taking zoloft (sertraline), consider changing to Paxil (paroxetine). They work... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Maybe, if needed: Some people with lumbar radiculopathy find it painful to lie flat. While a ct is relatively brief, it does require the person lay motionless for a few... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Mind messing: The fact that everything 'works' suggests the problem is in your mind. Maybe your sex activity is at odds with your faith or upbringing; maybe you are... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: But try to take it only when you have at least 4 more hours, or you might be sedated when you wake, and in rare cases, act without any memory for what... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Could be many things: It is not normal. Causes can range from depression, nutritional deficiency, chronic viral illness, thyroid problems, sleep apnea.. Start with a full m... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not a true diagnosis: 'sex addiction' is not a formal disorder in the dsm-- the classification manual that psychiatrists use. But as commonly used, sexual behavior crosses ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not usually: That is not a common side effect. But meds that affect the brain can have unique effects in people. Amphetamine is a stimulant, and the excitatory ef... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not significantly.: Fluoxetine blocks an enzyme at the liver that breaks down some medications. Most anesthetic medications are either not metabolized at all-- the inhal... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: Panic attacks cause increased heart rate, shortness of breath, excitement, a sense of fear and panic. They are usually eliminated by SSRIs, and the s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba... Read More

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Mar 3, 2013
Outstanding physician. Knowledgable , dedicated & caring professional.
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Jan 22, 2012
Agrees the brain needs medicated therapy. One journey to another one...
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Junig is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thankyou ill try with more sleep if i can get my son to bed earlier since now he likes being awak till at least 11 at night and yes he has been waking through the night approx 5 times. will also consi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! A little better than just "hearing loss"; makes complete sense as it's day 5 of my new medication and I also had a cup of coffee prior to it happening. Thanks Doc!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks doctor, being a pharmacognist i rely on ayurveda. I cant eat.. Actually my diet is very low. I feel stuffed all the time. Thanks oa.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1988MD
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