Mental health conditions require compassionate, professional treatment just like any physical ailment. A Dallas psychiatrist for more than 20 years, Dr. Bennett is a recognized expert in treating psychiatric conditions including but not limited to treatment resistant major depressive disorder (TRD). He is the medical director of the Dallas Center for Advanced Depression Treatments (CADT) and provides traditional psychiatric care for a variety of mental health conditions.
Patient-centered psychiatric care
Our goal is to provide a therapeutic and caring relationship with each of our patients. Within this framework we strive to deliver quality, comprehensive psychiatric care that improves their lives and functioning.
As with any medical illness, psychiatric conditions often benefit from the use of a medication. However, we consider psychotherapy as an important piece of the individualized treatment plan in order to obtain the best outcome.
With this in mind, our goal is for every session to be psychotherapeutic in nature and not just a medication management visit.
Conditions we treat
Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
While childhood ADHD may be easier to recognize or diagnose, it’s not as simple for adults with ADHD. This mental health disorder often goes undiagnosed in childhood and may present episodically as an attention deficit in adulthood, particularly during times of increased stress. Adult ADHD often manifests as trouble paying attention, staying organized, or focusing on one task at a time. Adults with ADHD may also find it difficult to start tasks, be on time, or control their impulses.
We care for patients with a wide range of anxiety disorders, including:
Generalized anxiety disorder: This is the most common anxiety disorder in the US. It is characterized by persistent, excessive worry about daily life events that interferes with normal functioning.
Panic disorder: Panic disorders present as intense, repeated episodes of fear, accompanied by physical symptoms like a racing heart, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and a sense of terror.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): People with OCD have persistent thoughts and fears only alleviated by compulsively performing certain actions. These thoughts and compulsions typically interfere with normal functioning.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): After a terrifying, dangerous, or life-threatening event, some people may develop PTSD. This disorder is associated with hypervigilance, scary memories of the events returning in flashbacks or nightmares, mood changes, avoidance of triggering situations, and problems with sleep.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by having a history of swings in mood. The mood states are referred to as mania and depression. During manic episodes, patients feel highly energized and motivated, are less inhibited, have a decreased need for sleep, and may display an inflated sense of self. These symptoms are to such a degree that patients’ functioning is impaired.
During depressive episodes, patients often feel sad, have low motivation, and may even have suicidal thoughts. Most patients seek treatment for the depressive state, not recognizing the important relationship to a manic state experienced sometime in the past.
All depressive disorders share symptoms like low mood, lack of interest in normally pleasurable activities, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, sleep disturbances, poor appetite, and sometimes, suicidal ideation. Interestingly, a feeling of sadness is not always present.
Persistent depressive disorder
Seasonal affective disorder
Male Hypogonadism (LowT)
LowT occurs when the body produces inadequate testosterone — the hormone responsible for male sexual development. This can happen from birth or may be caused by secondary factors such as illness, infection, or injury. We offer testosterone replacement therapy to treat this condition.
Progressive Therapies for Difficult to Treat Mental Illness
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, with about 9.5 percent of adults in the United States experiencing it annually. When individuals suffer from depression that remains unresponsive to conventional treatments, novel therapies often can improve outcomes.