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Okhla Road, Opp Holy Family Hospital
New Delhi, Delhi - 110025
Details for Dr. Rahul Chandhok
MKCG Medical College
Baba Farid University of Health sciences
M.D Psychiatry
Professional Memberships
Indian Psychiatric Society
Past Experience
Consultant Psychiatrist - 2006- Till Date at Batra Hospital New Delhi
SR. Resident -2003- 2006 at Safdarjung Hospital
Junior Resident ( Sep-1999-Aug 2002) at G.G.S Medical College
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Junior Resident at LNJP Hospital (Jan 1999-1999 March )
Clinical Rotatory Internship ( Aug 1997-1998 AUg) at M.k.C.G Medical College Orissa
Sr. Consultant at Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj
  • MBBS, M.D Psychiatry
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  • M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
    Cananbis sativa is a hemp plants which creates a variety of drugs including marijuana. This plant has an active ingredient known as thc that makes a person feel high upon ingestion. The compounds of this ingredient can also affect the way a person's body functions. Usually, high doses of this can cause potentially life threatening effects on the person. It is mostly ingested in the form of dried leaves, flowers, stems and seeds. People also mix it in vapourisers, or brew it as tea. It may also be baked as cookies. While the physical side effects are many, smoking or ingesting this substance can also lead to many mental side effects. Let us find out more:

    Physical side effects: as per various medical studies, the inhalation or ingestion of cannabis can take your heart rate to an increased level of two times its normal rate. This state can last up to three hours. Also, people who have had very high doses or suffer from this increased heart rate for a prolonged period may die due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Dizziness and shallow breathing are also a part of the side effects while dilated pupils and red eyes may also be seen. Further, a sudden spike in one's appetite and a dry mouth are some of the other side effects.

    Cravings: a person who has ingested cannabis may experience many side effects that are on the mental and emotional side. The more mild side effects include the experience of cravings for certain types of food, as well as an increase in one's appetite where the person does not manage to keep track of what he or she is eating, and in what quantity. Also, sleeplessness and irritability may set in.

    Mind and mood changes: after cannabis ingestion, the person may feel extremely happy or extremely sad. Either which ways, the patient will feel a sense of detachment as far as reality goes. While he or she may not be acutely aware of the same, the people around the patient will be able to sense this with the words and actions of the person. The patient may also experience a distorted sense of time and motion, while depression and anxiety may also set in with prolonged abuse of this drug. Short term memory impairment may also take place, which can lead to forgetfulness regarding important details. Also, random thinking and strange fears may begin to plague the person in question.
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  • M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
    It is really important to enlighten yourself with the meaning of the word 'cannabis'. Cannabis Sativa is a kind of hemp plant from which you derive hash, hash oil and marijuana. Cannabis is popularly known by a litany of street names like weed, pot, grass, homegrown or even ganja. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is a chief chemical present in the plant. This chemical has the potential to alter the way you think, feel or work and hence there is a need to know its link with psychosis. Psychosis on the other hand aims to explain mental conditions felt by a person. In most cases a stark departure from reality is noticed which is usually the case after consuming cannabis as well.

    Psychotic effects of Cannabis
    1. Irregular sleep patterns- The effect of Marijuana or hash can upset your sleep patterns. A check has to be exercised therefore. It can make you feel too tired and exhausted to rest for long hours.
    2. Increased anxiety- Many times, the hemp plant has been found to play up with your coping skills. You might feel anxious at the drop of a hat. Anxiety takes a toll on mental peace and affects your physical health.
    3. Problem in thinking clearly- Under the effect of Cannabis, you tend to live in a parallel universe. Your mind makes up imaginary situations thinking it to be real. This muddles up your capability to think clearly.
    4. Lack of innovation- Continuous consumption of the drug can also make a person repetitive; you stop conceiving new ideas.
    5. Reduced confidence- Studies show how you can become very nervous due to the effects of cannabis.
    6. Reticence- Communication can be a problem if you have been using the plant for a long time. You tend to bottle up your emotions and also your fears.
    7. Paranoia and suspiciousness- You might even grow suspicious of people you trusted all along. Friends, relatives, parents are doubted. Obsession with the slightest of things is also a resultant effect.
    8. Delusions and Hallucinations- Being 'high' is a positive effect as it helps you to relax, but if unhindered it could lead to serious hallucinations. Your existence in a hallucinated world can even turn fatal in some cases.
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    Here are some tips on how to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder
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