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Dr. Anu Challa

Psychiatry
Okemos, MI
8 years experience

Locations

Office

Okemos, MI

Address

4590 oakwood dr, Okemos, MI
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United States

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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 8 years experience
Typically tricyclics: typically tricyclic antidepressants help with pain and sleep. although the dose varies for pain control, sleep and depression. these meds need to be monitored because of potential side effects. ideally see a physician for getting on any meds
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 8 years experience
Bipolar depression: while depression can be treated by an antidepressant, need to be careful of going mania. so mood stabilizers are the best options for this. Lamictal, Lithium, Depakote, Tegretol among others. Lamictal helps Bipolar depression while others help stabilize mood from going into mania. need to cover with mood stabilizer in addition to depression Rx. see a psychiatrist to help with med selection
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 8 years experience
Anxiety Management: Hi the best way to overcome anxiety is THERAPY in addition to meds. medicines help but therapy with meds is best combination. of meds, SSRIs (if Celexa (citalopram) not working well, try another in this class) then SNRIs are best suited for long term management of anxiety. would suggest staying away from benzodiazepines - cause dependence in general - this is on a case by case basis of course. see a doctor.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Challa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Challa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 2013MD

Residency

Bangalore UNiversity

Residency

michigan state university
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