Depression Treatment San Jose & Los Gatos, CA
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States, affecting millions of people each year. At Lumos Psychiatric Services, we offer people struggling with depression the treatment they need to finally win their battle against depressive symptoms.
There’s no reason to suffer when there are so many effective treatment options available. Schedule your first appointment today, and let’s get you on the road to a happier, more productive life.
What is depression?
Everyone feels down every once in a while, but when feelings of sadness linger for extended periods of time and disrupt your daily functioning, this is recognized as clinical depression.
Symptoms of depression
There are numerous types of depression, each with its own unique symptoms. No two patients will have the same list of symptoms, but they may experience:
- Ongoing feelings of sadness or hopelessness
- Crippling fatigue, even when well-rested
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of interest in enjoyable activities
- Over- and under-eating
- Recurring thoughts of self-blame
- Difficulty remembering things
- Trouble concentrating
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Angry outbursts
- Thoughts of self-harm
Therapy for depression
Therapy for depression is an effective part of our overall depression treatment strategy here at Lumos Psychiatric Services. Dr. Sarbani Maitra and her team help patients with depression explore their life experiences to gain a better understanding of themselves and the moments of meaning in their lives. They also help patients develop healthy coping strategies, create positive behaviors, make lifestyle changes, and regain a sense of control and satisfaction in their lives.
We have found that a combination of therapy and depression medication helps most patients find dramatic relief from their depressive symptoms. There are several medications available today, making it easier than ever to find a medication that works for you.
Types of depression
Lumos Psychiatric Services helps patients with all types of depression manage their symptoms and live with greater joy. We specialize in include but are not limited to:
- Major Depressive Disorder – Feeling depressed on most days.
- Persistent Depressive Disorder – Sadness that lasts two years or more.
- Manic Depression – Also known as bipolar disorder, manic depression causes wide mood swings from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows.
- Seasonal Depression – Brought on by the dark, cold days of winter.
- Psychotic Depression – Occurs along with hallucinations, paranoia or delusions.
- Postpartum Depression – Occurs in the weeks and months after giving birth.
- Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder – More severe than premenstrual syndrome, patients with PMDD experience depression along with other symptoms at the beginning of their periods.
Take the first step toward managing your depression today
You don’t have to struggle with depression when there’s help right here in Los Gatos / San Jose. Fill out the form below to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sarbani Maitra, and take the first step toward living a life where depression doesn’t hold you back.
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]