ADHD Treatment in San Jose & Los Gatos, CA
Looking for ADHD treatment in San Jose, CA? Are you or your child struggling with staying focused, on task, and organized? The cause may be ADHD. Common in both children and adults, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can make day-to-day life feel frustrating and stressful. Lumos Psychiatric Services offers a wide variety of ADHD treatments in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA to help you manage your symptoms and live a more productive life.
Symptoms of ADHD
Symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are similar in both adults and children, though they tend to manifest in different ways depending on the age of the patient. For example, children with ADHD may find that they have trouble concentrating in school, where adults will struggle with chronic lateness and forgetfulness that leads to difficulties at work and in relationships. We can help you with ADHD treatment in San Jose, CA!
Though your symptoms may vary, here are some of the most common symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble focusing while reading
- Difficulty remembering information
- Trouble following directions
- Inability to finish work on time
- Low frustration tolerance
- Low motivation
ADHD and Anxiety
ADHD and anxiety occur together in about 50% of patients. If you are experiencing symptoms listed above, as well as constant worry or sleeplessness, you may be suffering from ADHD and anxiety. Dr Maitra will work with you to create an ADHD treatment plan that addresses both issues simultaneously.
How is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosed?
ADHD symptoms can mimic those of other conditions like anxiety and depression, so it’s critical to see an ADHD psychiatrist when seeking a diagnosis. The providers at Lumos are expertly trained in spotting the behaviors and symptoms that differentiate ADHD from other mental health conditions, so you can be confident that your diagnosis is accurate.
When we work with patients who think they may have ADHD, we will request a full medical workup so we can rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to symptoms.
We will also conduct a psychological screening and ADHD test to help us pinpoint what’s causing your ADHD symptoms.
Treatments for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Fortunately, there are many treatments for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder available. Most patients respond very well to a combination of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Common treatments for ADHD include:
- Medications – There are a wealth of ADHD medications available, both stimulants and non-stimulants.
- Behavioral therapy – Behavioral therapy helps patients create new patterns of behavior to combat the negative effects of ADHD, all while playing on their unique strengths.
- Family therapy – When one member of a family has ADHD, the entire household is affected. Family therapy helps the patient and their family members find solutions to create harmony in the home.
- Lifestyle changes – Common attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms such as forgetfulness, disorganization, and procrastination can be drastically improved with common-sense lifestyle changes. We’ll help you find ways to be more productive and organized in a way that works for you.
Looking for help with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in Los Gatos and San Jose?
Dr. Sarbani Maitra and her team at Lumos Psychiatric Services help adults and children struggling with ADHD to reclaim their lives and get more done. To schedule your ADHD consultation, fill out the form below.
Dr. Maitra is awesome! I can't say enough about her. She cares about her patients and has a great team of co-workers. Swati goes above and beyond and handles extra tasks for me. More than recommended for anyone who wants a great professional at an accommodating clinic with a lovely team of staff members. Thanks for everything, guys!
I didn't want to consult a psychiatrist because my lifestyle demanded mental health therapy. I thought I could do it all, handle it all, and be the superwoman everyone thought I was and my family expected of me...anxiety and depression took over my life and I tried everything to rise above it. In my 20s, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Left untreated, the symptoms tormented my life and hurt people I loved. Dr. Maitra is compassionate and the best psychiatrist around. She helped me understand I had a biological imbalance, not just a mental illness. She gave me the strength to share my journey without shame. Dr. Maitra has also been helping me with other private concerns, so I'm confident and hopeful I can overcome these too. Her office is gorgeous and her team handles the important aspects! I would recommend her to anyone who needs a second or third opportunity, is hesitant about a diagnosis, fears judgment, or has lost hope!
She's humble and kind. If you trust her, she can change your life too!
Dr. Sarbani Maitra,
Meet Dr. Maitra
Sarbani Maitra, MD is a board eligible psychiatrist. She has a Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Chemistry leading up to her doctorate of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. She then went on to gain clinical experience at Queen’s Hospital (erstwhile Old Church Hospital), London U.K. for a period of three years. She pursued her residency in Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee after working in research on women’s health issues at the Center of Women’s Health and Research. Dr Maitra has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings managing patients across the spectrum with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and patients struggling with substance use disorders. She believes in an integrated approach to mental health which includes the biopsychosocial approach. [Read More]