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Dr. Anu Challa

Psychiatry
Okemos, MI
9 years experience

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Office

Okemos, MI

Address

4590 oakwood dr, Okemos, MI
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United States

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 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 m... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 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 Celex... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Cannabis -: not sure what you want to know exactly. In general risks outweigh benefits (which are for very specific conditions). It causes Amotivation syndrome, c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Can cause insomnia: Buspar - buspirone - can cause insomnia, including waking up during the night. But causing palpitations is unusual. I wonder if the palpitations are p... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
BPD management: meds are one part of Rx of BPD. Therapy is a big part. have you tried DBT? this is therapy specific for BPD. also if sensitive to SSRIs, a mood stabi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Quite possible: it is quite possible - when one is anxious- there is sympathetic stimulation- basically increase in adrenaline. and this can lead to weight loss. An a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Not a good idea: Cigarette smoking can decrease the levels of the antipsychotic in your system and if you were started on the meds without smoking and then you smoke, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Drug Addiction: Long term drug usage alters the structure of the brain to a point where it is not only mind power any more - there are increased receptors asking for ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Sleep Pattern?: Hi, How is your sleep been? getting enough sleep? if yes, are you rested when you wake up? are there any increased stressors in your life recently? ho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Medication & Therapy: Depression Rx - Meds and Therapy. very simplistically - clinical depression - decrease sleep, energy, appetite, concentration, motivation. sad mood, n... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 9 years experience
Depends on time: the answer depends on the time of use of MJ. if used during pregnancy, baby could have growth issues, and/or withdrawals. if used after delivery, and ... Read More
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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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This saved my life. Thank you.

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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