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Cannabis is also known as marijuana. It is a psychoactive drug, which originates from the cannabis plant. Cannabis can be used as an extract, using smoking, or vaporizing. It has various physical and mental effects on the body. They cause euphoria, altered state of mind, concentration problems, and impaired memory.

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How does cannabis and tobacco use affect my academic performance?

Query: Hello doctor,As a student, I am interested in understanding the potential effects of cannabis and tobacco use on academic performance and grades in education. Could you provide insights into how cannabis and tobacco consumption may impact cognitive function, learning abilities, and overall academic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your problem and situation. Both cannabis (a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant) and tobacco use can have significant impacts on cognitive function and academic performance.Cannabis:Cognitive function...  Read Full »

I often feel anxious with a dream-like state, and the surrounding environment is unreal. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I easily feel anxious for no evident reason. I had started feeling as if I was in a dream-like state which I usually felt when I was out with my friends or in a crowded place. I feel like I am numb or that the surrounding area is not real. I have tried to pinch or scratch myself to ens...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern. Panic attacks and deja vu-like feelings may occur occasionally. But it is a matter of concern if it is occurring more regularly. At present, in your situation, I would like to do a detailed assessment so that a definite diag...  Read Full »

I smoke cannabis. Am I at risk of a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing some mixed things about cannabis smoking and its link to heart attacks. I like to enjoy a little puff now and then. I have been wondering if this habit could be putting me at risk for a heart attack. I love enjoying life, but I do not want to do anything that could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cannabis use has some side effects on heart health. It may cause inflammation of coronary vessels and some other vessels. Coronary circulation is the blood supply to the heart. It can cause vasospasm of coronary vessels, which can lead to chest pain, sometimes leadin...  Read Full »

How can I help my son quit using tobacco?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is showing poor academic results, which may be impacted by his usage of tobacco and cannabis while in school. What are the most effective strategies and approaches I can use to assist him in overcoming these obstacles and reclaiming his academic achievement and focus?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. As a concerned parent, it is understandable that you want to support your son in overcoming challenges related to tobacco and cannabis use that may be affecting his academic pe...  Read Full »

What is the potential impact of cannabis on heart health?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using cannabis and am curious about its potential impact on heart health, particularly about myocardial infarction. Can you provide insights into how cannabis consumption may influence the risk of a heart attack, and are there specific considerations or recommendations for i...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, Cannabis consumption and its relationship with heart health, specifically myocardial infarction (MI), is a complex issue. Research findings are not entirely conclusive, but some insights can help you understand the potential risks and make i...  Read Full »

Can cannabis treat melanoma? Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been hearing some buzz about using cannabis for treating melanoma or skin cancer. I am intrigued but also cautious about trying alternative treatments. Can you shed some light on the potential benefits and risks of using cannabis in managing melanoma or skin cancer? Also, I would...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glad you reach out to us with a query. As a healthcare professional, I can provide you with an overview of the potential benefits and risks of using cannabis for treating melanoma or skin cancer. However, it is essential to note that the use of cannabis for medical ...  Read Full »

My son has a possible cannabis use disorder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried that my son might be dealing with a cannabis use disorder due to noticeable behavioral changes. Could you provide guidance on how psychiatry approaches this issue? I am seeking advice on common symptoms and indicators of cannabis use disorder that I should be mindful of....  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will help you with your query. I understand your concerns about your son. Common symptoms of cannabis use disorder include increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, neglecting responsibilities, and unsuccessful attempts to cut down on use. If your son is exper...  Read Full »

I have been unable to think or act for a while. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. For the past few months, I have been unable to think or act. I do not know how to talk, and I become blank many times. My brain feels heavy all the time and I have lost every contact that I had. I just feel lazy, and my brain just seems to be irresponsive. I use...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With passion, commitment, and experience, I hope I will be able to provide you with top-class medical opinion. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have cannabis use disorder and it can be managed non-pharmacologica...  Read Full »

My son is addicted to Cannabis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, As a single father grappling with the challenge of a son's Cannabis addiction, what comprehensive approach and resources can I access to support my son's recovery and well-being? Given the complexity of addiction, especially considering the unique dynamics of our family structure, wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As a single father dealing with your son's Cannabis addiction, it is essential to approach the situation with compassion, understanding, and a comprehensive approach. Here are some evidence-based interventions, therapies, and support netw...  Read Full »

How can I overcome my habit of using cannabis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old woman who realized that my cannabis use has increased. It began casually, but it has become more common and is affecting my daily life. Concentration is becoming increasingly difficult for me, and my motivation is diminishing. I am wondering whether this is something...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In reality, it is due to cannabis, therefore you must quit using it totally, otherwise, it may bring more significant problems in the future, such as sleep disruption, sadness and anxiety, high heart rate, palpitations, and so on. It will be detrimental to the immune s...  Read Full »

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