Robert Laitman

Dr. Robert Laitman is an internist who specializes in the use of clozapine in an optimal approach for individuals with schizophrenia or other psychotic spectrum disorders. When his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2006, Dr. Laitman became an expert on the treatment of psychosis and expanded his practice to include taking care of people with psychotic disorders. Dr. Laitman uses a biopsychosocial approach in his treatment and prescription of the antipsychotic clozapine and he works to mitigate medication side effects with a wraparound approach that includes other medications. His treatment team includes his wife, Dr. Ann Mandel, and a psychiatric social worker.

Dr. Laitman emphasizes the importance of diet and exercise and he and his staff try to help individuals with housing, education, and vocational training. In addition, he is cofounder and president of the mental illness advocacy and support charity Team Daniel Running for Recovery from Mental Illness. Dr. Laitman is co-author of Meaningful Recovery from Schizophrenia and Serious Mental Illness with Clozapine.