Welcome to Dayton Behavioral Care
Dayton Behavioral Care is a private practice located in Dayton, OH, led by Otto R. Dueno, MD. We have the privilege of serving and providing mental health care to the residents of Dayton and the surrounding communities. The practice offers a full spectrum of services including psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychopharmacology, advanced interventions for treatment-resistant depression including: rTMS and Spravato (the new FDA- approved nasal formulation of Esketamine). We also provide a complete array of psychotherapy services including EMDR for patients with trauma-related needs. Our team is dedicated to working collaboratively with individuals to achieve success in promoting mental health. We draw upon our combined, 30-year extensive experience in psychiatry from clinical practice and research. Dayton Behavioral Care strives to provide a friendly, caring, and compassionate environment in which we discuss your individual needs.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CURRENT AND NEW PATIENTS-COVID 19
Current Hours of Operation 8:30-5:00 pm
At this time, our providers are conducting telepsych (HIPAA compliant video appointments) for most new patient and follow-up appointments.
TMS and Esketamine treatments will continue to be done in the office. The health and well-being of our patients and staff are of the utmost
importance to us. We are following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will continue to monitor the situation closely. We
do require masks and temperature checks upon check-in, and our lobby has been re-arranged to allow for social distancing. Family members are
asked to wait in the car unless a patient requires assistance. Thank you for your cooperation during these challenging times. We are looking
forward to getting back to face to face appointments when it becomes safe to do so.
What We Treat
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting
children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to
keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts
that occur in the moment without thought).
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel
nervous when faced with stressful situations, such as managing problems at work, home, or in
school. Anxiety can become problematic when people experience constant and overwhelming
worry and fear.
Bipolar Disorder – is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include
emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and emotional lows (depression). Mood swings can
occur rarely or multiple times throughout the year. Some patients report emotional symptoms in
between episodes, while others do not.
Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) – is a common and serious medical illness that
negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Fortunately, it is also
treatable. Patients have the option of traditional psychopharmacologic medications to more of an
interventional approach, such as TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and now Spravato
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that
lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily
activities and cause significant distress. You may try to ignore or stop your obsessions, but that only
increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts to try to ease
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have
experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a
terrorist act, war/combat or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or