Dr. Ravi Chand

Psychiatry
Irvine, CA
28 years experience male

About

Bio

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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
OTC: Most otc contain Diphenhydramine which can stick to your brain for 72 hours and affect judgement and memory and also cause antihistamine anticholinerg... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Central Sleep Apnea: Osa or central sleep apnea both can cause sleepiness, tiredness, problems with attention, concentration, memory etc.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep: Elderly people need the same amount of sleep in 24 hours just as normal adults. Although they have more altered homeostatic and circadian drives due t... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleepwalking: Sleepwalking can happen in the deepest stage of sleep called delta or slow wave sleep. It can be genetic but may happen spontaneously or may happen in... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep: Yes. Sleeping less or more does damage to multiple areas and increase chance of premature death.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Pain: Any moderate to severe pain impairs sleep. Evaluate the cause for the bone pain and treat it.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Child: Trouble with attention, concentration, memory, motivation, fall in grades, depression, violent behavior etc.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleepiness: Please do a sleep study to rule sleep apnea or sleep related disorders also rule out depresssion also rule out medical causes as well.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep Apnea: Obesity causes increase in the parapharyngeal soft tissue and narrow air space causing increased obstruction to airflow increasing the risk for apnea.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea can cause depression decreased sex drive decreased attention, concetration, memory etc.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep: No. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Diphenhydramine can stick to the brain for 3 days impairing motor and skilled performance, judgment and memory etc.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
REM sleep: Usually in a normal average adult rem sleep starts in 90 minutes after sleep onset and progressively increases in the latter part of night.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep: The usual amount of sleep needed is 6 to 8 hours per most studies for most people.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep: Believe its 12 to 15 hours usually.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Hours of Sleep: Most studies have shown sleeping between 6 to 8 hours for the average person there are always exceptions. Sleeping less than 6 hrs or more than 8 hour... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep: Yes, you can try your best, human circadian rhythm is not affected by shift work it innately remains the same, try your best although it may be very h... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
MI: Psychiatric symptoms are a direct manifestation of brain or mind dysfunction.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleepiness: Please do a sleep study to rule sleep apnea or sleep related disorders also rule out depresssion also rule out medical causes as well.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Insomnia Consequence: Hypersomnia decreased attention concentration decreased memory impaired judgment higher risk of motor vehicle and other hazardous instrument accid... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Speech: Stroke can cause impairment in comprehension or expression of language, severe schizophrenia, autism, aspergers can cause language disturbances.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep MEds: Most meds are pregnancy category c and are not really proven safe for humans while pregnant, cbti or cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia would b... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
AD: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is cardiac safe. Use may help energy, motivation, pleasure, cognitive symptoms. Like mentioned by other doctors some ssris can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Insomnia Consequence: Hypersomnia decreased attention concentration decreased memory impaired judgment higher risk of motor vehicle and other hazardous instrument accid... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep Study: Sleep study is usually an in lab overnight procedure to diagnose sleep apnea, periodic leg movement disorders, rem behavior disorder etc. It uses mult... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep: Most studies show sleep requirement is between 6 to 8 hours, more or less causes morbidity or mortality as long as you average this amount and feel r... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Mental: Ensure adequate treatment, meds, therapy, support, work, positive environment etc.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Upto: Upto 40 % or more, of people can have insomnia for more than 10 years.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Chantix: Chantix has been up to 60 % effective in smoking cessation, please read side effects and warnings.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Adults: Adults with adhd often have failed relationships, problems at work, and sometimes alcohol and drug a.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Masturbation: Masturbation is normal healthy behavior. It promotes generation of new sperms and keeps them cycling.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Citalopram: Citalopram and escitalopram are similar, one is a isomer of the other and supposed to be more effective and safer at lower dosages.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sleep Disorder: It seems like inspite of regular daily 8 hour sleep, you still feel sleepy, it is possible that you may have sleep apnea, restless legs, plms, or othe... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Sore Throat: It indicates an inflammatory condition such as viral or bacterial infection, if not resolved do a biopsy.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
GERD: Gerd is common and can disrupt sleep, sleep apnea also increases gerd but your onset is just 1 week, r/o h pylori, sleep apnea etc.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Panic attack: Depends on what you got high on? It can damage the area of the brain that produces emotions and panic attacks usually in connection to other areas of... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Workout: Any workout done 20 t0 30 mins 3 to 5 times a week increasing cardio performance should help along with diet control.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
MI: This is a common situation, first of all you are an adult and make informed consents, all you can do is educated your family.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Premature ED: Premature ejaculation may be caused by psychological or physiological factors usually psychological distracting your mind or squeeze technique or us... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Water: I believe on a usual day we need 1 liter of water per day and on very very hot days we need 2 to3 liters per day, drinking too much water can lead to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Gustatory Hallucinat: Sensation of Taste when food is actually not present in the mouth
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Ignore: Lithium and Depakote have a 70% efficacy in treating mania. Response is defined as 50% reduction s/s.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
GI reflus: It could be a cardiac reason and you should go to ER OR IT could be GI S.sx of acid reflux
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A male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Lorazepam: Usually such meds are best taken when you can stay at home and see how you react, usually you will build up some tolerance to the sedation, but if you... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Burning: Burning usually indicates a nerve condition fibromyalgia is usually muscle tender points you may want to get EMG done to see your nerve function.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Coffee: Homeostatic sleep drives are regulated by complex factors and Adenosine being one of them, when we are awake, Adenosine builds up and makes us sleepy,... 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.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Good answer. I am going up a sleep study and they want to give Edluar?

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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