Dr Sanjeev Sharma trained in India and worked in the National Insititute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India. In 2002 he located to Perth, Australia and completed his Fellowship at The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in 2011. He worked at Royal Perth Hospital across various streams, and continues to work in critical sites within the public sector, whilst also operating a dedicated private practice at Abbotsford Psychiatry in Perth.
Dr Sharma is currently in the final stages of completing his Fellowship in Addiction Medicine from the Royal College of Physcians Australia , Fellowship of Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and Masters in Clinical Nutrition.
Guided by an approach that utilises aspects of both eastern and western medicine, Dr.Sharma has extensive expertise in the application of holistically based treatments. He firmly believes in working from a healing philosophy that considers each patient a unique individual, and deems that any treament plan should reflect this reality. As a result, Dr.Sharma’s treatment approach integrates positive aspects of medical/psychiatric techniques with holistic strategies. This may involve removal of certain foods from the patient’s diet, making changes in their environment (to avoid toxin exposure), adding nutraceuticals (e.g. vitamins, trace minerals, amino acid, and essential fatty acids), as well as rectifying any physiological imbalance.
While some of the therapies used may appear to be nonconventional, Dr.Sharma applies a highly integrative approach, with adherence to scientific standards of supportive evidence. This integrative approach creates a therapeutic partnership between the doctor and patient, whereby the patient is empowered to take ownership of their wellbeing. When patients are active participants in formulating their individual therapeutic plan, this greatly increases the likelihood of a successful and sustainable outcome.
Dr.Sharma works from Abbotsford Psychiatry, located at 1/22 Southport St, West Leederville. You can contact Abbotsford Psychiatry on (08) 93815755.