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Dr. Ravi Chand

Psychiatry
Irvine, CA
27 years experience male

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Ravi R Chand, MD Neuropsychiatry, Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology Sleep Medicine, Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology Dr. Chand achieved 3 awards in the Summer 2013 Top Doctor Competition: ​ Top Psychiatrist in California Thought Leader in the Orange County Region Top Doctor in the Orange County Region These awards recognize you for helping 2,678,549 people on HealthTap, and represent the highest recognition for your expertise and helpfulness. Dr. Chand has been listed in Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine in 2012​ Dr. Chand has been listed in Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Dr. Chand has also received Resident Teacher of the year award in 2003 and 2004 by Chicago Medical

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

824 Answers
284 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
ADHD: Usually , caffeine in coffee or other drinks can help adhd symptoms also , tea contains theophylline which helps one can drink 2 or 3 cups of tea or... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety, stress can cause somatic, immunologic symptoms such as itchy skin, rash, shortness of breath, but please rule out medical causes first.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep and bananna: Eating bannana which is rich in serotonin may help some people relax and sleep.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: Infants need lot of sleep upto 16 hrs, if this is new then contact pediatrician.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Clinicsl response: Usually a week or two. Clinical response different blood levels. Good medication, work with your md keep him or her updated on your symptoms.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Fear: Fear can induce many somatic symptoms. But any constellation of symptoms further causes need to be ruled out before attributing them to psychosomatic.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
LExapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) enhances serotonin which in most people causes insomnia due to its rem off properties if i recall correctly, so usually given i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
GERD: It could be acid reflux. Also sleep apnea increases acid reflux.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Citalopram: Early in treatment, citalopram may increase anxiety, another possibility is that it may induce manic like symptoms rule out bipolar if you become supe... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Insomnia: Lack of sleep can make you feel tired dizzy, the 2 second numbness is probably not significant if it keeps happening then please get evaluated.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen aka Motrin can cause heartburn diarrhea etc, nsaids in general can affect the GI system, be careful and please do not take excess amounts.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Duration: Usually if your mental illness it depends if it short onset or chronic. Also does it relapse after starting meds. If you had adequate treatment res... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anxiety: Lack of slow wave or rem sleep or interruptions in sleep can cause morning anxiety. Also when benzodiazepines or similar meds wear off they can cause ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Insomnia: Well i would rule out sleep apnea and do a sleep study and rule out medical causes also before assuming its just menopause.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: You mean after the baby has slept on it all night or while the baby is sleeping on it. Symptom sounds very vague, chest "rattle" rule out musculoskele... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Psych MEds: As long as your psych condition is stable, you can pursue whatever career you want.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
ECT: Hollywood and very old ECT methods have done a good job of scaring people, today ECT is as safe as getting a colonoscopy done.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Meds: No its not true, while they can have various side effects, they generally help in those whom it works, hope you are not trying to rationalize, talk to... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: You need sleep asap before your body decompensates more please take a prescrition med that makes you sleep or try on your own naturally, once you get... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
GAD: Anxiety especially untreated can aggravate blood pressure. Some medications used to treat anxiety such as Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta can incre... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Liver: Excess tylenol (acetaminophen) can permanently damage liver and can cause liver failure. Zoloft is processed through liver but less likely to damage ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: It should not, if you sleep on your belly, there is pain rule out other causes.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Cocaine: Cocaine will suppress appetite and can make you loose muscle and fat and it is possible to reduce breast size or may become sagging.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: No one really knows historically why we spend a third of our lives sleeping but the theory is that it gives the brain, muscle, all organs to relax and... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Eyes: It sounds like you need a diagnostic workup. It could range anything from constant eye strain from looking at computers etc, could be you have glasses... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Insomnia: It seems you have acute stress related insomnia, calming techniques, meditation, sleep hypnosis, short term use of Ambien (zolpidem) like meds but be ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: Please do not force yourself to sleep early if you cant. The brain builds up Adenosine as part of the homeostatic drive, avoid caffeine, heavy exercis... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Psych Hosp: Psychiatric hospital may be civil hospitalizations which could voluntary or involuntary based on danger to self or others or unable to care for self ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Young Women: Dsm 5 recently included pms, premenstrual syndrome as a psychiatric condition after precedent case of an orthopedic surgeon who kicked a male police o... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep Specialist: Please look for a board certified sleep specialist, you can call aasm, american academy of sleep medicine.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Cocaine: It does not shrink, it has no effect acutely it can cause sexual arousal and erection.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Caffiene: Usual adult half life of caffeine is 5 hours meaning the time required by the body to eliminate half of the amount ingested, smoking can double it, co... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep Walking: Sleep walking can sleep crawl or walk it happens in slow wave sleep.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Pain: Cymbalta controls pain at a spinal level and Gabapentin at cortical level, both meds can cause dry mouth, replacing Cymbalta with a pure ssri may help... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety can cause multiple symtpoms including psychological and physical physical symptoms include nausea vomiting diarrhea chest pain dizziness... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: Sleep is driven by circadian and homeostatic drives. Identify your daily pattern by maintaining a sleep diary for 2 weeks or so, read about sleep hygi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Insomnia: If you didnt sleep then you are probably not rested enough, but since you didnt sleep and need to be awake and sharp, drinking coffee in moderate amou... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
ECT: Initial treatment is usually 6 to 10 sessions and maintenance is usually once a month for 6 to 12 months as a general rule.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep Walking/Talkin: Sleep walking and talking occurs in delta sleep or slow wave sleep, usually the deepest stage of sleep, many times its genetic, sometimes spontaneous,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Mania: Please evaluate for mania and which is euphoria, decreased sleep, pressured speech, racing thoughts, increased goal directed behavior, mood lability.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Psychiatry: You should feel comfortable expressing your opinion and stating how you feel on a certain topic, express your views about what you disagree rather tha... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Diagnosis: Voices or auditory hallucinations can be induced by narcolepsy, steroids, medication side effects such increased ammonia from depakote, head trauma, b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Energy: Rule out medical causes such as anemia, thyroid issues, sleep apnea etc. Rule out psychological causes such as depression make diet and exercise your... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: You are implying that if you sleep more then your face is flushed or has more blood flow, reason for this is not clear, other questions would be what ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
SeiZures: Your question needs to be more specific. Why a value of 10 seconds, is it a repeating pattern? Did you do a 24 hour eeg and consult neurology for obje... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Smoking: Very hard to quit smoking one of the most highly addictive substances, you can email head of Ayurveda department of king edward memorial hospital, mum... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: Usually incidence of insomnia is 10 to 15 % acute or chronic, hypersomnia, sleep apnea is 5 % or so and then the others sleep wake delayed syndrome et... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Bipolar: If you have ruled out medical or drug/medication induced condition, it does seem you have highs and lows, you must find out if they meet criteria for ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Oct 10, 2013
Dr. Chand provides concise and knowledgeable answers to questions posed. He is compassionate, caring, and it a pleasure to have him here on Health Tap as another voice representing both psychiatry and...Read More
Sep 11, 2013
An excellent clinician with thoughtful responses and answers. He takes the time to show the dedication to the field with caring, compassion and empathy. I would highly recommend this outstanding physi...Read More
Aug 20, 2013
Dr Chand has a remarkable. Knowledge base in. Neuropsychology, psychotropic medications and. Diagnostics. He provides exceptional info to the public. I endorse Dr Chand.
HealthTap member
i was confused with the answer if i have been free with with headache,dizziness etc call 911 and if im free of symptoms i will be fine .
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking time to answer my question. I appreciate it.
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This saved my life. Thank You! given 2 different answer for this. one doc said i was mistaking this

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Seth G. S. Medical College, India
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Chicago Medical School

Awards

Resident Teacher of the Year 2003 and 2004
Dr. Chand has been listed in Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Dr. Chand has been listed in Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine in 2012
Top Doctor, Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Acacdemy of Sleep Medicine
Neurosciences Education Institute, San Diego, CA

Publications

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