Behavioral Health near Buffalo, NY
Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 43.8 million adults experience a mental illness in a given year. Some of the most prevalent mental health conditions include anxiety disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Additionally, about 10.2 million adults suffer from mental health conditions and addiction disorders. In 2010, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimated that 40% of adults with schizophrenia and 51% of individuals with severe bipolar disorder receive no treatment in one year. The DENT Behavioral Center additionally is home to DENT Interventional Psychiatry and DENT Addiction Medicine.
Our goal at the DENT Neurologic Institute is to expand psychiatric services and to improve psychiatric care in Western New York including Buffalo, Amherst, and Orchard Park. We treat adult patients for a wide range of mental illnesses and addiction disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more. Over the years, our psychiatric team has continued to grow, which has allowed for increased access to care as well as an expansion treatment modalities such as ECT, TMS, and psychotherapy.
Jessica Rimer, LCSW-R
DENT Neurologic Institute offers psychotherapy services to assist patients with managing 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.
DENT Interventional Psychiatry
Horacio Capote, MD, Medical Director
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 uses 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.
Ketamine Infusions are now a part of DENT Interventional Psychiatry. This is an anesthetic that has been used for over 52 years, and today is used to help treat headaches, pain management and depression.
Its ability to anesthetize patients quickly and safely, with few side effects, was quickly realized by the medical community; it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1970.
To learn more about the DENT Ketamine Clinic, click here.
Horacio Capote, MD, Medical Director
Currently, 20 million Americans suffer from addiction. Deaths from overdoses occur all over Erie County, including our suburbs. Unhealthy substance use and addiction is the nation’s largest preventable health problem, yet only about 10% of patients receive treatment for it.
Addiction Medicine is concerned with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of persons with the disease of addiction, of those with substance-related health conditions, and of people who show unhealthy use of substances, including nicotine, alcohol, prescription medications, and other licit and illicit drugs.
Our goal at DENT is to help eliminate the personal and public health consequences and the stigma associated with addiction by reinforcing that it is a preventable, treatable disease, and by providing patients with access to credentialed physicians.
What is an Addiction Medicine Specialist?
An Addiction Medicine Specialist is certified to offer services for the treatment of substance use disorders in adults. They demonstrate by education, experience, and examination the requisite knowledge and skills to provide prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment for substance use and addiction. Also, addiction specialists can recognize and treat the psychiatric and physical complications of addiction.
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.