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Psychiatry Center

Mental illness spans a wide range of disorders. While some disorders can be severe, even life‑threatening illnesses, many are fairly mild. Most mental disorders can be controlled through proper medication and other treatments, allowing patients to live full and productive lifestyles. Common disorders include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Schizophrenia
  • Severe Learning Disability

Diagnosis and Treatment

Highly specialized training is required to diagnose and treat mental disorders. As a physician specially trained in mental disorders, a psychiatrist is fully qualified to prescribe medications, order laboratory tests and neuro-imaging, and conduct physical exams. After diagnosis, cost limitations imposed by most insurers mean the psychiatrist typically manages medication, with any counseling performed by social workers or psychologists.

We treat adult patients for a wide range mental illnesses, including addiction and emotional disorders. Every case begins with diagnosis and treatment by a psychiatrist, a physician qualified to understand, integrate, and treat the biological, psychological and social factors that influence mental health.

Combining neurology and psychiatry, neuropsychiatry works toward unified diagnoses and treatments of mental or behavioral disorders. Many of the neuroimaging diagnostic tools and techniques used routinely in our neurological practice are suited for neuropsychiatric diagnoses.

Counseling Services

Jessica Rimer, LCSW-R

DENT Neurologic Institute offers psychotherapy services to assist patients with manage psychiatric symptoms, behavioral issues and interpersonal difficulties. These symptoms and struggles often have a significant impact on the patient’s ability to function as well as on their quality of life. We strive to provide patient-centered, strength-focused and problem-solving approaches to help improve self-image, strengthen relationships and promote a healthy lifestyle. DENT offers comprehensive evaluations and treatment for patients with common mental health diagnoses which include anxiety disorders, mood disorders and PTSD. Providers work collaboratively with patients as well as their support systems to create and implement a treatment plan that is tailored to the patient’s specific short and long-term goals.

TMS Therapy 

Horacio Capote, MD, Medical Director

Alfred Belen, MD

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment utilized by our doctors to help treat adult patients with major depressive disorder. The treatment utilizes short pulses of a focused magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. This brief painless treatment is performed in a quiet, comfortable setting under the supervision of a psychiatrist and is done while the patient is awake and alert. 



To protect patients, their families and the public, New York state law requires a psychiatrist to notify proper authorities if a patient is homicidal or suicidal. Patient confidentiality does not apply in these circumstances.

Learn more about mental illness

Our Center Providers

Center Director: Horacio A. Capote, M.D.