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.

Woman getting Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenia Treatment San Jose - Los Gatos, CA

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.

Woman who is getting help for psychotic disorders and schizophrenia treatment San Jose - Los Gatos, CA

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. Maitra is very caring, compassionate and concerned about patient health. My wife is her patient. Dr. Maitra is so sweet that my wife sees her niece in her.She understands the patient current and past situation and tries to accommodate and help and work around that.She doesn’t enforce her opinions and listens patiently about patient situations and prescribes medication that a patient can tolerate.She works with patient and not against. I am fortunate to have her treat my wife.I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra.
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 would highly recommend Dr. Maitra. She is the best psychiatrist i have come across. She listens so patiently, and her approach is so honest and remarkable.
Lumos Clinical has been a God send for my Wife and I. Dr Maitra is someone who is extremely intelligent and qualified in her field and she is also very compassionate and understanding.She has a way of getting through to people, empathizing with them and really helping them. Then there is Riya, and if you are lucky enough to speak to her, you already know she exhibits the upmost compassion, empathy and care. She was a large reason I chose to take my Wife to Lumos and it led us to an amazing Dr and rest of staff.
I cannot express how great my appreciation is for the staff and Doctors at Lumos Clinic. Dr Maitra and Swati have changed my view of psychiatric help because of their unending kindness and accommodation- I can schedule appointments over text increasing the likelihood I will get help. If you’re looking for help then I can’t recommend this clinic more. Dr Maitra has a diverse background working with a wide variety of patients, she’s incredibly smart, non-judgemental and has made the difference for me when other doctors in San Jose couldn’t.
Dr Maitra has been treating our son who has an eating disorder. She is the first doctor that my son has liked and she has had a lot of successes with our son. She is flexible and hard working and her staff is very professional. She has good instincts and incites. Strongly recommended.

Dr. Sarbani Maitra,
MD, Psychiatrist

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]