Ratings for Dr. Margaret Sheridan
Dr Sheridan is a leader in her field and I am, as well as many others, indebted to her and her unwaivering support to get better. I can only assume some the other reviews here are from people who didn't like being told truths - perhaps they have forgotten that they have to want to get better before any improvement can occur.
I have had a long and positive experience with Dr S. She is a tough nut sometimes but I think that is what is required when treating such a merciless disease. I found her strict and unwavering in her approach to the ED but patient and compassionate with me. It is a hard line to take and her approach might not be suited to everyone but I can say I owe a lot to her. I have known her for 16 years now and even though I have been well for a long time I still touch base with her every now and then to stay on track.
Margaret Sheridan coerced me into have electroconvulsive therapy. She told me that she would put me in the mental health intensive care unit until I agreed. She threatened to disallow any visitors and that I wouldn't be able to leave the ward for meals or any other activities. She effectively was locking me into a prison. As a result of the electroconvulsive therapy I lost 50% of my organisational ability, parts of my short term memory and some of my cognitive ability as assessed by a qualified neuropsychologist. If you are struggling with an eating disorder I urge you to evaluate your treatment options. To anyone negatively affected by treatment from this practitioner I encourage you not to stay silent.
Margaret Sheridan is knowledgeable when it comes to the body's anatomy, the human brain, starvation and refeeding, however she is unable to tactfully deal with people. She can be abusive, cruel and crushing. Both emotionally and physically. She told me no one wanted me in the clinic, called me two faced, emotionally retarded, appalling and ridiculous. She also physically forced my jaw shut when I was distressed. She told me that she 'didn't like my chances of recovering' I am still recovering from the pain dr Sheridan put me through, but Sadly I also know that I am not the only one who has been affected negatively by her words and actions. Other undeserving people continue to be hurt by this woman daily and i really feel like it's time to do something. She makes more people cry on a daily basis than she does encourage. It got to the point that my body would tremble and I would be on the verge of tears when I knew she was I the building! Please be aware if you are suffering from this woman's hurtful words that you are not alone, it is not okay and please speak up.
I have always found Dr Sheridan to be incredibly supportive, insightful and helpful. She has treated/supported me both inside and outside of hospital and has always treated me with respect, compassion and dignity. I think she is absolutely brilliant. I am very happy to have found her.
I found her extremely patronising, she cancelled appts with me a number of times. Not only that, she also confused me regularly with other patients and she would often get into 'power-struggles'- she could never apologise for being in the wrong or for being held up, and I just found her rude, condescending and arrogant.
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