Psychotic disorders can be crippling when left untreated. In Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Juno Beach, Florida, board-certified psychiatrist Mark DeLuca, MD, can diagnose schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorders, and other psychotic disorders to help you better cope with your condition and reduce the risk of serious problems. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Psychotic disorders are mental health conditions that cause abnormal perceptions, thinking, and behavior patterns. They can be very serious when left untreated. Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and delusional disorders are common psychotic disorders Dr. DeLuca can treat.
Common symptoms associated with psychotic disorders include:
Immediate treatment is crucial if you or a loved one shows signs of a psychotic disorder, as self-harm or harming other people is sometimes a concern.
The cause of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders isn’t known, but some factors may increase your risk of developing them. Examples include:
While you might not be able to prevent a psychotic disorder, sticking to your treatment plan can greatly reduce the chance of serious complications.
To find out if you have a psychotic disorder, Dr. DeLuca discusses your symptoms and medical history. He completes a physical exam and could order blood tests, urine tests, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to get an in-depth picture of your brain, physical health, and overall health and wellness.
He also completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment by asking you a series of questions before developing a personalized mental health treatment.
If you have schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder, Dr. DeLuca may suggest one or more of the following treatments:
He personalizes each treatment to help you best thrive in your environment, become a productive member of society, and live life to its fullest.
To get evaluated or treated for a psychotic disorder, call Mark DeLuca, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.
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