Dr. V. Charles Charuvastra MD Psychiatrist

Dr. V. Charuvastra is a psychiatrist in Downey, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Downey Regional Medical Center and Mission Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 46 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Downey Regional Medical Center and one of 11 at Mission Community Hospital who specialize in Psychiatry.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Psychiatrist: General Psychiatry

Education & Medical Training

VA Medical Center (Sepulveda CA)
Residency, Psychiatry, 1969–1972

Norwalk Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 1969–1969

University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1968

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Psychiatry

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Randomized placebo-controlled trial of baclofen for cocaine dependence: preliminary effects for individuals with chronic patterns of cocaine use.
Shoptaw, S., Yang, X., Rotheram-Fuller, E. J., Hsieh, Y. C., Kintaudi, P. C., Charuvastra, V. C., Ling, W.

Effect of oral ketorolac and gender on human cold pressor pain tolerance.
Compton, P., Charuvastra, V. C., Ling, W.

Pain intolerance in opioid-maintained former opiate addicts: effect of long-acting maintenance agent.
Compton, P., Charuvastra, V. C., Ling, W.

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