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Anxiety Disorders Specialist

Mark DeLuca, MD -  - General Psychiatrist

Mark DeLuca, MD

General Psychiatrist & Forensic Psychiatrists located in Royal Palm Beach, FL & Palm Beach, FL

If fear and worry are constants in your life, help is within reach. In Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Juno Beach, Florida, board-certified psychiatrist Mark DeLuca, MD, diagnoses and treats anxiety disorders to reduce unpleasant symptoms and help you relax. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Anxiety Disorders Q & A

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders include an array of conditions that cause worry, fear, or panic that negatively affects your quality of life. Common anxiety disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and phobias. 

If you struggle with anxiety disorders, Dr. DeLuca has immense experience treating them to help you enjoy life to its fullest.

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Common symptoms that can occur with anxiety disorders include:

  • Tension
  • Ongoing worry or fear
  • Sense of danger, panic, or doom
  • Restlessness, nervousness, or anxiousness
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Problems concentrating
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Obsessions or compulsions

You might avoid situations or people that make you feel anxious or isolate yourself from social activities. Anxiety disorders increase your risk of substance abuse, depression, or problems at school or work. Treatment with Dr. DeLuca offers you symptom relief. 

What are common risk factors for anxiety disorders?

Common factors that increase your risk of an anxiety disorder include:

  • Illnesses
  • Diseases 
  • Ongoing pain
  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Family history of anxiety disorders
  • Some medications
  • Past traumatic experiences
  • Other mental health challenges
  • Ongoing stress

Seek treatment at the first sign of an anxiety disorder to have the best chance of a successful outcome. Ways to reduce your risk of anxiety include stress reduction, staying physically active, and avoiding alcohol and drug use.

How does a psychiatrist diagnose anxiety disorders?

To find out if you have anxiety and develop an effective treatment, Dr. DeLuca discusses your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. He completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment by asking you a series of questions about your habits, emotions, and past experiences.

What are common anxiety disorder treatments?

Treatments that help reduce symptoms of anxiety disorders include:

Lifestyle changes

Get regular exercise, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, limit or avoid caffeine, eat nutritious foods, manage stress, and get plenty of sleep to minimize unpleasant symptoms. 


Taking medicines can reduce symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression, thereby improving your overall quality of life. 


Dr. DeLuca works with you to develop behavior-change strategies to better cope with anxiety and its crippling symptoms. He provides one-on-one psychotherapy sessions, group and family therapy, and other types of therapy to help you feel less anxious and thrive in any environment. 

To get treated for anxiety disorders, call Mark DeLuca, MD, or schedule an appointment online today. 

Palm Beach Psychiatric Experts provide psychiatric medication evaluation, medication management, talk therapy, and coaching.

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