Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Specialty outpatient programs offered at Montefiore Medical Center are for patients who might not need the intensive treatment involved in a hospital stay but still require additional therapy for psychiatric problems. Patients who come to us for therapy and assistance have a wide range of issues, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, memory disorders, depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), schizophrenia and many others.
Outpatient Substance Abuse
In addition to our inpatient substance abuse program, we offer a number of outpatient treatment options for patients struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. These services include methadone maintenance, detoxification, relapse prevention and rehabilitation, as well as treatment for people with a dual diagnosis of substance abuse and a psychiatric disorder. Specialized support groups are offered for women, seniors, and Spanish speaking individuals. In addition, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are available onsite and with extended hours to accommodate participants' various work schedules.
Anxiety and Depression Clinic
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a significant percentage of Americans suffer from anxiety and mood disorders. The staff at Montefiore's Anxiety and Depression Clinic understands the importance of treating theses illnesses that can cause such emotional pain for patients and their families. Our expert clinicians are noted for their research and teaching in this field. They thoroughly evaluate and diagnose patients and devise customized treatment plans for them.
The Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program
This unique outpatient program specifically serves depressed and suicidal adolescents and their families. Tailored to people age 12 through 20, the program offers a thorough evaluation, brief treatment, family and group therapy, and psychopharmacological intervention. The program is designed to last three months, but longer-term treatment is offered when needed.