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Dr. Barbara Toohill

Clinical Psychology
Peoria, IL
13 years experience female

Locations

The Antioch Group, Inc.

Peoria, IL

Address

6615 N. Big Hollow Rd., Peoria, IL, US
Directions

Fax

309-692-6952

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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About

Bio

I am licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois and am currently completing a postdoctoral Master's degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology. I specialize in counseling with adults and couples and psychological evaluation across all age ranges. My areas of interest include infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

ADHD & Autism

Pharmacology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

114 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Depression: Prozac (fluoxetine) and similar medications can take several weeks to reach full effectiveness. After and even within that time period, if your depre... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Category C: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a category c medication, meaning that pregnancy risk cannot be ruled out. Research studies suggest no evidence of adverse effec... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Useful tool: Similarly, this is not nutritional, but for some, the use of transparent, slightly tinted plastic overlays (can be purchased at office stores) can hel... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Ongoing depression: While many people think of depression as being sad, hopeless, etc., flat mood and an inability to feel is often another symptom of depression. Sometim... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Call your doc..: For whatever reason, on occasion even people on medication have symptom recurrence. Your doc can determine whether adjustments need to be made. If not... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Possibly!: Many women experience slight cramping, bloating, and pms symptoms around the time of their period, even when they are pregnant. However obviously thes... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Anecdotal: Research is not strong at this point in terms of vit d's contribution to depression and mood symptoms. Anecdotally, some patients improve their vitami... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Not really: Premenstrual symptoms typically begin several days before one's period starts, and typically taper off 1-3 days after the start of full flow. If you ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Varied: Symptoms are varied and can include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior, or even catatonic behavior. However this is a very co... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Varied...: Emotional disturbance in anyone can be caused by a variety of factors including situational, biological/hormonal, etc. Consultation with the teen's ph... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Genetics: While it is true that depression and bipolar mood disorders to tend to cluster within families and place an individual at greater risk for these disor... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Talk to your doctor: At this point, it is time to meet with your doctor. He/she may do a blood test, which is often more sensitive than urine pregnancy tests. They may al... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Research yourself: Sometimes when a person is having a strange, transient sensation, the best thing to do is carry around a little notebook or use your cell phone and wh... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
It depends: With many antidepressants, having a drink on occasion is not going to cause problems. However regular or heavy drinking is not recommended. Also, cert... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Several possibilitie: S. Assuming you have had no head injury, it is most likely a headache of sorts. As you may know, some headaches can cause scalp tenderness even in the... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Several options: With insomnia, most people think of treating it with medication, which can be effective but can also be addictive over time. Many people find that beh... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
May still be fertile: Despite your interrupted or repeated menstruation, you may still ovulate within your current cycle, although it may be difficult to determine your mos... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Not so much health..: Early marriage does not, in itself, pose significant risks to one's physical health. However there can be risks to one's emotional health. Early mar... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Seek elsewhere...: Poppy seeds contain a derivative of opium, to the degree that ingesting even moderate amounts can cause false positive drug test in some circumstance... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
It can be...: During anxiety attacks, blood vessels in your extremities (arms and legs) contract, centralizing blood flow in your core. The decreased blood flow in... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
See your doc: If your period is more than two weeks late and you are having painful cramping, it is time to see your doctor. These symptoms could indicate pregnancy... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Unclear: Often early pregnancy symptoms and premenstrual symptoms are very similar. The best way to find out which is causing your symptoms is to test. Your do... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Causes may vary...: Difficulty with memory can stem from a number of causes including need for memory strategies, anxiety, sleep deprivation, side effects of medication, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Try to avoid...: Missing a dose of seroquel (quetiapine) should not be the end of the world, particularly if your symptoms are in remission currently. However medicati... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
It depends: Every person is different. While many people tend to forget some parts of their thinking and behavior during a psychotic episode while remembering oth... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Not in itself..: Masturbation is generally thought of as a normal part of teen sexual development and in itself, should not have a significant negative impact on one's... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
St Johns Wort: St. John's wort is most commonly used as a natural supplement to improve mood functioning (i.e. Depression), although its effectiveness is dependent o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Unclear..: Research on this is extremely varied, ranging from about 3% to nearly 50%. It does seem as though there's a strong likelihood of a mood disorder but i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Very often they do: While medications are not always effective for everyone, medications currently on the market for anxiety and depression have been found to be effectiv... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Combination therapy: The majority of research suggests that for anxiety, a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy is the most effective treatment and i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Combination therapy: Self-harm is a very serious addictive behavior. Depending on the type of self harm it is not only harmful in itself but can also place one at risk for... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Several options: With insomnia, most people think of treating it with medication, which can be effective but can also be addictive over time. Many people find that beh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Possibly any: There are no particular ages to start healthy exercise, as it is always good to incorporate in life. However, the insanity workout is extremely high ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Possibly chemical: There are a number of theories behind the cause for yawning, but given that yours came right after exercise, it may have been due to the release of en... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Treatment Center: Congratulations on your desire to take control of your addiction. Withdrawal symptoms are never something to take lightly, as they can range from unco... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Likely...: Even a hangover, which is likely in this case, is a form of withdrawal. Severity of withdrawal depends on the person, how often they drink, etc. Overa... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Go back to doc...: These are serious symptoms. If hormone panels are normal, it only means your doctor may need to cast the net a little wider in terms of bloodwork incl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Effects: One of the most severe and life threatening effects of eating disorders is elecytrolyte imbalance. Additional severe symptoms include vitamin and mine... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Newborns: Newborns need to nurse at least every two hours for optimal weight gain and nutrition.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Your: Your baby can already recognize your voice and the voice of his or her father.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
It: It is a good idea to ask about ways in which to treat and prevent infection.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Relaxation: Relaxation techniques will help keep your mind calm for you and your baby.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Probably an SSRI: Most commonly, doctors prescribe ssri antidepressant medications for ocd, although these have mixed effectiveness. Anafranil (clomipramine) is another... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Possible...: Low iron and low vitamin d can contribute to feelings of fatigue, which are often associated with depression. Anxiety is less likely to be related, al... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Do: Do not put cereal in a child's bottle as this can cause feeding issues and possible allergies.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Probably not...: Since the stomach flu was only 5 days ago, the ongoing nausea is probably just due to residual inflammation. Resume eating very bland and easily diges... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Prevention: One of the most important things is to control your environment. Keep sugary foods out of the house, plan and pack healthy snacks for predictable time... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Info recommendation: Check out the book delivered from distraction. I recommend it to all of my adult adhd patients. It has great info for better coping with and understan... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Pervasive effects: Autism and related disorders have significant impact on the life of the individual and his or her family. They often experience social anxiety and dif... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine): Depending on your symptoms, I have found many individuals experience improved and increased sleep on seroquel (quetiapine). Talk to your prescribing p... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Toohill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Toohill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, i had therapy for it, adjustrment made for Cymbalta, but still feeling like never before, even worse than before meds! Major Dep?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks but now he finally went poop I had him drink baking soda but that didn't stop his pain no what
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Thanks for your quick reply! Wish could have addressed potential interaction of Tren Extreme. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wheaton College
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

ST JOHNS HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Peoria Region, IL - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Peoria Region, IL - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Peoria Region, IL - Summer
2013
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