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Dr. Christopher Bojrab

Psychiatry
Carmel, IN
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Carmel, IN

Address

703 Pro-Med Lane, Carmel, IN
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About

Bio

I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I am the president of Indiana Health Group, the largest multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare private practice in the state of Indiana. I treat patients age six and older.

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Psychiatry

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Anti Seizure Meds: These are both anti-seizure medications, however they are used for different types of seizures and work in different ways.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Multiple Causes: Nausea can be caused by irritation of the stomach or other parts of the GI tract. Our brain can also trigger nausea (we have a special part of our bra... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Panic Attacks?: There are a number of different types of anxiety disorders. A common type of anxiety reaction is a panic attack. These typically occur suddenly and ca... Read More
A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Rare: In clinical trials, patients that stopped Lunesta (eszopiclone) typically did not have noticeable withdrawal symptoms, but anything is possible. Somet... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is prescribed for panic attacks and other forms of anxiety. It is a powerful medication, quick acting, and short lasting. It can be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle ache... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Information!: Start with good sleep hygiene including a consistent bedtime, avoiding tv, computers, etc. In bedroom, and a comfortable sleep environment. If those ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Doctors are people like everyone else. Some physicians do suffer from alcohol or drug abuse/dependence. It can be difficult for them to admit that the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Therapy or meds: Social anxiety is not uncommon. Many people see benefits from working with a counselor/therapist to find ways of dealing with these anxiety symptoms a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Panic Attacks?: There are a number of different types of anxiety disorders. A common type of anxiety reaction is a panic attack. These typically occur suddenly and ca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Brain Disorder: Dandy-walker syndrome is a neurological condition that occurs when part of the brain (the cerebellum) does not properly develop. This part of the brai... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
None!: Their are no known substances that reliably, safely, and effectively have been shown to have this effect. Focus on communication with your partner an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Sort of: Gabitril or tiagabine is used as an adjunctive (add on) medication in the treatment of partial seizures. It has also been used "off label" for anxiety... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Depression, Anxiety : Doxepin is an old antidepressant that is infrequently used for depression because it can be very sedating. It can also be used for anxiety or sleep. A... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Usually effective: Like all medications Provigil (modafinil) works better for some people than it does for others, and there are some people for whom it may not work at ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
If you are allergic: Itching would be an unusual side effect. If you are itching after taking it, you may have an allergy to the medication or some component of it. You sh... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
No: There should be no drug-drug interaction between Naltrexone and sodium valproate.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Look at your sheets: Often times the condition of your sheets and blankets will give you a hint. There are now devices available to the public that can monitor your moveme... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Typically, 3-6 weeks: Zoloft (generic name sertraline) is an antidepressant/antianxiety medication in the family known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's). ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
See below: A history of many physical complaints beginning before age 30 years that occur over a period of several years and result in treatment being sought or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Anxiety : Xanax (generic name alprazolam) is a medication in the family of benzodiazepines. It is prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, and re... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Maybe Nuvigil: Nuvigil and Provigil are indicated to help with excessive fatigue caused by sleep apnea if CPAP is not helping enough. About 30% of patients who compl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Partial Seizures: Gabitril or tiagabine is used as an adjunctive (add on) medication in the treatment of a type of seizure disorder called partial seizures. It has also... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Healthy Habits: Like most things - anxiety and stress can be improved by getting good sleep, exercising, eating a reasonable diet, making time for leisure, spending t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Probably Gas-X: While baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can be effective for gas, the ingredient in gas-x probably does a more effective job in reducing the production... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Anorexia can cause one's body weight to drop below the point at which your body can "divert" enough energy for the metabolic work of preparing the bod... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Varies: Some potential initial side effects include nausea, headache, sedation or anxiety depending on the medication. These usually don't occur and if they d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Partial Seizures: Gabitril or tiagabine is used as an adjunctive (add on) medication in the treatment of a type of seizure disorder called partial seizures. It has also... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". E... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". E... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
See Below: Common side effects include flushing, itching, nausea, numbness in the extremities, and abdominal pain. In terms of interactions, these may be caused ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Aka Repressed Memory: Repressed memory syndrome has been shown to be an unreliable diagnosis. It has caused considerably more harm than good. There have been many cases whe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Multiple: Slow motor development, lack of coordination, unsteadiness when moving, headaches, vomiting, etc. This condition can exist in mild, moderate, or sever... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Rare: Cocaine has been used topically as an anesthetic agent and a medication to reduce bleeding for nasal surgeries and procedures.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Usually effective: Like all medications Provigil (modafinil) works better for some people than it does for others, and there are some people for whom it may not work at ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Not necessarily: During pregnancy, some women (especially those with prior histories of depression and anxiety) can be at risk for developing depression and anxiety. T... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Sometimes: The most common side effects with medications like zoloft (sertraline) are initial stomach upset, loose bowel movements, occasionally mild fatigue, so... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Probably OK: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". E... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Therapy & Medication: Many forms of anxiety respond well to counseling/therapy, medications, or the combination of both. The medications that are commonly used include ant... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Depends: Anxiety that occurs in response to situational factors sometimes improve or resolve when the situational factor changes. Anxiety can be a chronic prob... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Therapy or meds: Social anxiety is not uncommon. Many people see benefits from working with a counselor/therapist to find ways of dealing with these anxiety symptoms a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Many: Common psychological symptoms include nervousness, worry, feeling disconnected or like you are not in your body, and repetitive/obsessive thoughts. Co... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Depends on amount: Typically one should not mix alcohol and meds like klonopin, (clonazepam) both are central nervous system depressants and can combine to create an ev... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
No: Tattoos place ink in the the mid depth levels of the skin. It should have no effect on an epidural.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
No!: Fixed magnets (as opposed to powered electromagnets) produce weak magnetic fields. There is no compelling evidence that these types of magnets exert a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
About a day: The half life (time it requires for 50% of the medication to be eliminated from the body) is roughly 15 hours. The clinical effects of the medication... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Depends on amount: Typically one should not mix alcohol and meds like klonopin, (clonazepam) both are central nervous system depressants and can combine to create an ev... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Water: Typically water is your best bet. Drinks that provide a balance of some of the chemicals that you can lose through sweating or urination (such as some... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Mini bipolar : Cyclothymia is like a mini version of bipolar disorder. In cyclothymia both the depression and the hypomania (elevated/racing mood) are milder than th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Insomnia: Triazolam (brand name halcion) is fda approved for the short term treatment of insomnia (difficulties falling asleep). It is in the class of medicatio... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Tod Huntley
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse Dr. Bojrab. He has a broad knowledge of psychiatric conditions, knows medications extensively, and is a good listener. I have sent him several patients and hear good feedback from them. H...Read More
Dr. Demitry Arbuck
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I am fortunate to know Chris since residency. He is an outstanding physician whose knowledge of psychopharmacology and expertise the field of Psychiatry is unsurpassed.
Dr. Patrick Connerly
Jan 26, 2017
Knows pharmacology of psych drugs very well. Is compassionate, with good sense of humor. Very good public speaker for educating other doctors
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm on zanax and still get these symptoms sometimes.
HealthTap member
I always get anxiety & nausea with these type of meds, badly.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Indiana Health Group
Community Hospital Indianapolis
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