Choose the right Medical doctor -
Mental Health Disorders are often misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosis can result in costly hospital bills and ineffective treatment which further worsens the outcome. It is important that you start treatment with the right doctor and understand your care.
Dr. Sharlaw Bhargava is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry. She is also Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
She trained at the prestigious Menninger Clinic of Psychiatry and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her Medical Residency from the University of Illinois of at Chicago and externship from the University of Salem in Virginia.
Dr. Sharlaw Bhargava is a highly regarded medical doctor (M.D) and an experienced psychiatrist. She takes a holistic approach to treating her patients. She begins with a through evaluation and assessment of patient's overall health according to their physical health, mental health, nutrition, emotional state, as well as lifestyle and social factors. She takes a complete family history and current status with attention to genetics, developmental and social components.
In case of children she works closely with patient's family to come up with the best treatment plan based on individual needs and assessment. Because of her medical education and background, she is skilled in understanding the neuroscience and chemistry of the brain and has extensive success in prescribing medications in conjunction with therapy to come up with a complete treatment plan.
Over the years she has successfully treated hundreds of patients of all ages from children, teenagers to adults in different setting such as hospital inpatient, out patient, partial day care and private practice.
She has been a Medical Director and a national speaker. She is a member of medical and psychiatric association and is update in the latest developments and research. Understanding your care-
A Psychiatrist is a Medical doctor first.
A therapist or Psychologist may call themselves Doctors but they are not medical doctors since they did not attend medical school. They usually have a Ph.D which is an academic degree and not a medical degree. Therefore they cannot prescribe medications.
A PCP or family doctor is not an expert in mental health since they are not trained in mental health issues as a Psychiatrist is. The psychiatrist attended medical school earning a Medical Degree and then going on to complete a rigorous four year residency in Mental Health typically at a large Hospital's Psychiatry Department where they receive hands on training working with mental health patients both in an in patient and out patient setting.
A Child Psychiatrist goes through further additional specialized training working with children, teenagers and families in an accredited facility. The child and adolescent psychiatrist uses the knowledge of biological, psychological, and social factors in working with patients. Initially, a comprehensive diagnostic examination is performed to evaluate the current problem with attention to its physical, genetic, developmental, emotional, cognitive, educational, family, peer, and social components. The child and adolescent psychiatrist arrives at a diagnosis and diagnostic formulation which are shared with the patient and family. The child and adolescent psychiatrist then designs a treatment plan which considers all the components and discusses these recommendations with the child or adolescent and family. (Source ACCP)
Child, Adult & Adolescent Psychiatrist -
Double Board Certified M.D.
"Unlike some practices where you are routinely evaluated and treated by a Nurse Practitioner PA or RN and rarely see a real "M.D." Doctor or Psychiatrist; Each visit you are evaluated and treated on time and personally (face to face) by a highly qualified, trained and experienced M.D. (Medical Doctor) Psychiatrist for the entire session." We believe this gives you access to a higher quality and level of care. When it comes to you or your children's metal health, you deserve the best.
Testing, Evaluation, Medication Management, Counseling & Therapy
"Don't waste time being seen by a nurse practioner, get evalauted and start treatment with a real qualified and reputable MD doctor"
5850 Town & Country Blvd.
Frisco TX 75034
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.
Closed for lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
Saturdays By Appointment only
DR. SHARLAW BHARGAVA, M.D.
Double Board Certified Psychiatric Doctor
"The differance is quality of Care"
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(For Adults & Children)
Treating Adults & Children
You are not alone!
Approximately 15 million adult Americans have depression.
Parents of children with a history of ADHD report almost 3 times as many peer problems as those without a history of ADHD (21.1% vs. 7.3%). Parents report that children with a history of ADHD are almost 10 times as likely to have difficulties that interfere with friendships (20.6% vs. 2.0%).*
The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADHD were diagnosed earlier.*
Data from international samples suggest that young people with high levels of attentional difficulties are at greater risk of involvement in a motor vehicle crash, drinking and driving, and traffic violations.*
Adults do not simply outgrow ADHD. Untreated ADHD can have a negative impact on interpersonal relationships, educational and career goals.
More than 1 out of 20 Americans 12 years of age and older reported current depression in 2005–2006.*
Most adults with mental health symptoms (78%) and without mental health symptoms (89%) agreed that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives.*
Evidence has shown that mental disorders, especially depressive disorders, are strongly related to the occurrence, successful treatment, and course of many chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and obesity and many risk behaviors for chronic disease; such as, physical inactivity, smoking, excessive drinking, and insufficient sleep.*
Mental Health Disorders are often misdiagnosed or not taken seriously enough. Misdiagnosis can result in costly and ineffective treatment which further worsens the outcome. Seeking expert advice early on is important.
*Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .