Dr. Ankush Patel, MD

Dr. Ankush Patel, MD. Received certification of the honors degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Obstetrics (Mb Bch, BAO) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, a recognized college of the National University of Ireland. He has been conferred with Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ireland (LRCP SI)

Exploring the Link between Personality and Response to THC

There currently exists a fair amount of data concerning user-reported experiences with cannabis and the effects that its consumption has on mental state. However, seldom has the question of why been addressed to seek hard evidence that could provide a scientific basis as to why some users tend to respond differently to THC than others. …

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The Effects of Cannabis on Fertility and Pregnancy

A California panel known as the “Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee” has recently declared tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a primary psychoactive constituent of marijuana, as well as marijuana smoke itself to be detrimental to the health of pregnant women and their developing fetuses. A vote was cast to require a warning label directed toward this demographic …

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The Effects of Cannabis on Headaches and Migraines

A recent study published in the Journal of Pain (“Short- and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Headache and Migraine”) analyzed a large set of data allocated from cannabis users via the StrainprintTM app to determine if there was a correlation between cannabis use and a decrease in headache and migraine-related pain.1 An Overview of Headaches …

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Examining The Link Between Cannabis and Youth-Onset Psychosis

A recent article published in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America (“The Changing Legal Landscape of Cannabis Use and Its Role in Youth-onset Psychosis”) sought to examine the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis in adolescents amidst the background of modern-day legislation and culture.1 Purpose The authors of this journal publication strove …

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The Potential Link Between Marijuana and Tinnitus

A recent study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology (“An Association between Marijuana use and Tinnitus”) sought to determine the association between marijuana use and tinnitus.1 An Overview of Tinnitus Tinnitus is a relatively common condition, affecting 10-15% of adult Americans at any given point in time. Most people will experience some degree of …

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Exploring the Link Between Endocannabinoids and Depression

A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research (titled “Dual pharmacological inhibitor of endocannabinoid degrading enzymes reduces depressive-like behavior in female rats”) draws new light upon the potential link between endocannabinoids and Major Depressive Disorder. It draws a link within the brains of female patients. The potential significance of that link could be …

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Targeting Cannabinoid Receptors in the Management of Hypertonicity & Cerebral Palsy

A recent medical update in regards to the management of hypertonia has been published in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America1, highlighting the employment of medical marijuana and its chemical isolates in pursuit of tempering the frequency and severity of this symptom. An Overview of Hypertonicity Hypertonia is both a sign …

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Self-Directed Medical Cannabis Use for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

A comprehensive analysis of self-reported patient data regarding the use of cannabis to mitigate exacerbations of chronic pain displays patterns that are potentially foretelling in regards to future management of this condition. A Brief Overview of Chronic Pain A somewhat nebulous term in itself, the diagnosis and subsequent management of ‘chronic pain’ has too been …

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Meta-Analysis of Study Suggests Positive Correlation in Epilepsy Treatment with Cannabinoids

A series of new studies suggests the possible benefit of cannabinoids in the treatment of those with epilepsy. A Quick Into to Epilepsy Epilepsy is a general term that falls under the category of seizure disorders, which are disorders that affect the electrical activity of the brain. Neurons, which transmit electrical signals to different areas …

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