MBBS, M.D. (Psychiatry)
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99% (91 votes)
Dr Ratika Sharma is a Psychiatrist practising in Gurgaon. She has special interest in women's mental health and takes a keen interest in treatment of depression, anxiety and other mood disorders
194 P, Sector 27, Gurgaon, Landmark: Hamilton Court Road, Gurgaon
Mon - Fri
10:30 - 02:15
Sat - Sun
10:30 - 12:30
Felt very light after the session. Have issues related to negative thoughts and got frustrated with the pattern. Counselling and tips shared by Dr. Ratika worked amazing. She heard me so well and I could speak my heart out as If i was waiting for this. Thanks Doctor for being the best.
The doctor was really nice and sweet, she was very friendly too. She listened to all my issues and she understood my problems.I would definitely recommend her.
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Ms Ratika Sharma is very patient and understanding of the issues. Talking to someone isn't easy for me, but it was easy to have a conversation with her because she simply knew the right questions to ask.
Q: Who is a Psychiatrist?
A: A psychiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the care and treatment of mental, emotional, and addictive disorders. A psychiatrist is involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental diseases like anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, and developmental disabilities.
Q: Is a Psychiatrist different from a Psychologist?
A: Psychiatrists and psychologists are medical professionals offering different services. Psychologists receive graduate training in psychology and pursue either Ph.D or PsyD or clinical psychology. Psychiatrists are physicians with specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
Q: When should one consult a Psychiatrist?
A: A psychiatrist deals with the mental, emotional and behavioural aspects of human health. Whenever a person is affected by mental disorders like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, psychiatric help is needed. Drastic changes in behaviour without any visible cause require a consultation with a psychiatrist. Mental or emotional issues due to drug addiction requires psychiatric help.
Q: What are the conditions treated by a Psychiatrist?
A: Any mental, emotional or behavioural issues that we face can be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists also deal with disorders caused by drug addiction. The following conditions are treated by psychiatrists: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, alcohol addiction, stress and burn-out, eating disorders & schizophrenia
Q: Can a Psychiatrist treat anxiety disorders?
A: Anxiety disorders are characterized by being in a state of extreme, perennial anxiety. One out of three people will suffer from anxiety disorders at some point in life. Overwhelming anxiety that affects your day-to-day activities becomes a disorder. A psychiatrist is trained to treat anxiety disorders through psychological therapies and medication.