Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenia
Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenia Treatment
San Jose – Los Gatos, CA
Seeking psychotic disorders and schizophrenia treatment
in San Jose & Los Gatos, CA? Lumos Psychiatric Services can help. We understand how difficult disorders are for patients and their families. Dr. Sarbani Maitra and her team at Lumos Psychiatric Services helps patients find the treatment they need to improve their lives, have better relationships, and reach their full potential.
Types of psychotic disorders
Psychotic disorders make it difficult for patients to think clearly and respond to reality in ways that are emotionally and behaviorally appropriate. Patients with severe psychotic disorders may have trouble discerning what is real from what is imagined, making daily living nearly impossible.
Lumos Psychiatric Services treats and helps manage all types of psychotic disorders, including:
Schizophrenia – Schizophrenia causes sufferers to lose touch with reality as well as a host of other troubling symptoms such as hallucinations, experiencing the world in a distorted way, paranoia, delusions, difficulty showing emotions, and trouble with memory and cognition.
Schizoaffective disorder – Schizoaffective disorder includes symptoms of schizophrenia as well as a mood disorder such as bipolar disorder. There are two types of schizoaffective disorders – bipolar (which includes episodes of mania and depression) and depressive (which only includes depression episodes).
Delusional disorder – Patients with delusional disorder are unable to tell the difference between what is real and what they are imagining. People with delusional disorder often have delusions that aren’t too far from reality, but are not based in reality nonetheless. Delusional disorder patients may experience paranoia, believing that someone is following them or out to get them.
Treatment for psychotic disorders
Treatment for psychotic disorders generally includes a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. Dr. Sarbani Maitra and her team at Lumos help patients find the right combinations to help them reclaim their lives. We also provide therapy for families of patients with psychotic disorders, as families often struggle when one member suffers from one of these disorders.
Take the first step toward a better life
Help and hope are here. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step toward reclaiming control of your life.
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]