Diseases and Conditions

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center treats a number of diseases and conditions, including:

Mood Disorders

There mood disorders include disorders that have a disturbance in mood as the predominant feature. These include:

Anxiety Disorders

There are several different types of anxiety disorders that professional treatment can ease. These include:

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia is a complex mental health disorder and brain disease characterized by psychotic symptoms and behaviors that last for at least 6 months. The exact cause of schizophrenia, but some people may be genetically susceptible. Symptoms vary from person to person, but commonly include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or behavior, and emotional unresponsiveness,.

Substance-Related Disorders

Dependence on alcohol or drugs is considered to be a serious disorder that can take over aspects of a person's life unless treatment is sought. Dependence is characterized by an inability to stop using alcohol or other substance despite the use causing significant substance-related problems. Being dependent on a substance can interfere with many aspects of peoples' lives and can ruin personal relationships and careers.