Dr. Robert Kohn

Psychiatry
mchenry60050, IL
39 years experience male

Locations

Kohn Group LTD

mchenry60050, IL

Address

5404 west elm st place suite Q, mchenry60050, IL, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

8157593807

About

Bio

I enjoy helping people find a solution to problems that manifest as difficulties with their thinking, concentration, memory,reasoning, mood state and stability and behavior. I enjoy hearing a persons narrative about themselves, their family, their successes and failures, ambitions, intimacies and rejections in order to organize a treatment plan. My understanding and treatment applies an integration of Neurobiology, Psychology and Social understanding respecting each component equally. I am trained in the art and science of medicine integrating Neurology and Psychiatry along with my Osteopathic understanding of health and disease. I speak thru analogy, metaphor by sharing images, ideas and common sense examples in a compassionate and respectful style.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Psychiatry

Neurology

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Texas

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Unlikely: libido has many factors that increase or decrease drive. Your testosterone total seems to be mid therapeutic but perhaps is low for your age. A fee te... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: There is a change that a very thin membrane may cover the hematoma and bleeding stop. It is not unusual to have multiple chronic SDA . There often is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
LTB better: Lamotrigene has been studied in bipolar 1, 2 depression and unlike Oxcarbamezapine-Trileptal, it has shown benefit. The drugs work differently, OXC b... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Get med today: Luvox CR has a 16 hour half life and if you are taking it for several weeks your steady state level now may be reduced enough to cause withdrawal S... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Smell hallucinations: I would be concerned about your brain and would get an EEG and MRI and a neurological examination. Tastes and smells in the absence of stimulation wa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
No: The EEG recording is a measure of your brain activity during the recording. If a seizure occurred during the recording most likely this would be seen.... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: you may have a scalp blood hematoma ; feel for an expanding lump at the site of the bruise. More of concern is an injury powerful enough to fracture t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Possibly no chiro: Possibly as the pressure on the spinal cord may effect the pathway for the trigeminal spinal nucleus that sends sensory information about facial sens... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: what are your doses of each? why did you add one to the other? Usually supplement L-tyrosine is not added to an SSRi /antidepressant.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
No: The annoyance of processing unwanted sounds- chewing, swallowing, sounds that lead to situational irritablity are often treated with SSRI;'s ie fl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Get neurologic eval: Your epidural spinal hole has closed from 5 years ago. You may have a spontaneous CSF leak from coughing that is new. The epidural does not predispose... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Identify triggers: identify and manage triggers; sleep hygiene, diet foods, weather pre treat w rescue meds 12 hours prior , family genetics; ie consider meds used effe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: anything from laceration to concussion to brain swelling. you should be seen within 24 hours by professional
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Need TBI specialist: Your narrative is common. The spectrum of Mild TBI and Post concussion syndrome is often lacking coordination of care differently than severe TBI. Not... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Bariatric specialist: I advise you to find either an internist or bariatric- weight loss specialist to work with. You must be careful managing ketosis and should find a phy... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
No: The EEG will reveal awake and asleep brain waves. If while using cannabis you were very relaxed the EEG may show a pattern of a relaxed brain state. B... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Probably: If you have no allergic symptoms to this tea and your reason for taking this tea is being adequately treated,, yes. I am not aware of long term side e... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
No: suspect without any other symptoms depression has resolved and you feel better enough wtih your libido no headache, irritable, insomnia, jitteryness, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Ignore: Connect the images you FEEL to your thoughts; sights, sounds, motion images to provide insight.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Weakness: There is an electrical change in the nerve signal- conduction- across the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve provides signals to your forearm and hand. You ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Possibly: Olanzapine does not directly cause clumsiness but clumsiness may be the result of the sedative effect or diminished altertness. Feeling rushed may be ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: There must be a reason your physician decided to do this..This would not be my pattern and I would not recommend that a medication be abruptly discont... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Dysautonomia: there is an imbalance between your Sympathetic -fight or flight and Parasympathetic-house keeping nervous connections. The manifestations include orga... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Cochlear implant: I am familiar with the cochlear nerve implant for deafness. It is important to separate whether deafness preceded or followed hearing; ie from birth... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Therapy, talk: Depression with psychoses poses a dangerous situation. The best protection against impulsive behavior is to connect with care givers and supportive f... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
No: This is a misconception. Medications used appropriately for targeted symptoms that cause an impairment for a clinical disorder; ie major depression a... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Get a new consult: you mention sensory complaints that follow half the body and face-same side without finding a structural cbause. The symptoms are not progressive-wo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes not sex related: Migraine is 4x more common among females. A risk factor for delayed resolution of concussion symptom includes a prior to concussion history of migrain... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Nerve first m later: Muscle stiffness does not affect nerve root compression but symptoms of nerve compression- root, nerve can cause neck and shoulder sensory effects th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Advise against using: In order to reasonably answer this question two concerns come up; 1. what do you use for birth control?? OCP other? 2. what is the severity of your de... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Depends: question; was it determined what the cause was? Have all symptoms and signs resolved? Is there residual left that would interfere with work?? Certainl... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Need evaluation: Unable to guide without a detailed history and then further testing.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: An article came back recently testing bioavailability of some medications dating back up to 50 years and found many of them still active. The manufac... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Ignore: I use the Yale Brown OCD Scale and Quality of LIfe scale; take the ratings and see your psychiatrist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Likely recurrent: Your label panic attack suggest that the uncomfortable symptoms of respiratory, cardiac, sensory ,etc will return. Unless there is a metabolic explan... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Reflux injury: Odynophagia , painful swallowing following ingestion of alcohol suggests inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa leading to pain. There may be esophagea... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
MRI finding: The conduction fibers carry signals from the neurons in the cortex layer thru the brain axons . The imaging of these fibers using T2 signals picks u... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Cervical neck: the pop may have been a separation of the Uncovertebral ligaments or the release of a negative pressure thought to be between the vertebrae. Radiation... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Probably: The dose is not based on weight, Having Insomnia requires multiple forms of treatment ; have they been explored? The 5-10mg dose is where I prefe... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Probably safe: one study looked at 9 people taking both. You can google this and see a range of side effects. I am not aware of a specific pharmo-kinetic interactio... Read More
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Testimonials
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I am taking Cymbalta for the depressão and my other doctor asked me to take L-Tyrosine because of my thyroid. Thank you for your answer!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for your response. I’ll get in contact with a neurologist.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for the feedback, Dr. Robert Kohn! Alcohol is no good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TX
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

COOK COUNTY NORTHSHORE HOSPITAL
Completed 1993

Residency

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
Completed 1991

Awards

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Neuropsychiatric Association
American Osteopathic Association

Publications

Brain SPECT in Psychiatry : Delusion or Reality
Anxiety Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Causality , Symptoms and Treatments, 9th Annual Spring CME, Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society, ...
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