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MBBS, MRCPsych, FRCPsych

About Dr Sharma

Dr. Ekkta Shashank Sharma has over 15 years of experience working in mental health and has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2015.

After completing their MBBS in India, Dr. Sharma moved to the UK and has been pursuing a career in psychiatry.

Dr. Sharma completed her core training in Bristol and thereafter higher specialist training in general adult psychiatry.

Dr. Sharma's training involved working with in-patients, out-patients, and in specialist services such as the Tertiary centre for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) at Springfield Hospital in South-West London Trust. She has also worked in Early Intervention in Psychosis, Forensics, and Addiction Services.

Dr. Sharma worked with Prof Nutt, pursuing a special interest in psychopharmacology; and at a neuropsychiatry centre in Bristol for her interest in somatoform disorders.

 

Dr. Sharma was appointed as a consultant psychiatrist in June 2015 at SABP NHS Trust and worked as an in-patient consultant for 7 years before moving to a community job in 2022. While being an in-patient consultant, she was appointed as a Medical lead of a 60 bedded hospital - Farnham Road Hospital.

In February 2020, Dr. Sharma started work in the private sector and has since worked at the Cardinal Clinic in Windsor.

Since then, She has successfully treated patients with disorders of all ranges of severity.

 

Dr. Sharma has developed a special interest in Neuro-developmental disorders and women’s mental health which is becoming a primary feature in her clinic.

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Special Interests

  • Neuro-developmental disorders in adults: ADHD and Autistic spectrum disorder

  • Women’s mental health

  • Menopause and mental health

  • Insomnia

  • Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar affective Disorder

  • Anxiety disorders: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Panic disorder Psychosis

  • Cannabis prescribing in mental health disorders.

Training Courses

Adult ADHD and Autism:

Attended the UKAAN/ Mind Matters courses that have enabled Dr. Sharma to skilfully assess and manage patients with adult ADHD.

Menopause and mental health:

Attended a number of training programmes to develop her skills in the management of women’s mental health.

 

British Association of psychopharmacology Masterclasses:

treatment of Anxiety, depression, bipolar,  OCD, PTSD, Schizophrenia, addictions, sleep disorders, Insomnia, ADHD .

Publication

  • "Service evaluation on alcohol care pathways in local community drug and alcohol" team’: SABP Newsletter

  • "Dealing with uncertainty" in section 136 of UK Mental Health Act (1983, 2007) International congress of Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • ‘Exogenous Opiates modulate taste’ 02.11.2007, Biannual Meeting, South West Division, Royal College of Psychiatry

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