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Stress Management Specialist

Mark DeLuca, MD -  - General Psychiatrist

Mark DeLuca, MD

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

Stress happens to nearly everyone from time to time, but ongoing or severe stress can take a toll on your physical health, mental health, and overall quality of life. In Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Juno Beach, Florida, board-certified psychiatrist Mark DeLuca, MD, offers a variety of stress management treatments to help you relax and feel better. Call his nearest office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Stress Management Q & A

What is stress management?

Stress is physical or emotional tension that can occur because of traumatic or stressful life situations. Stress might cause depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. Dr. DeLuca offers a variety of stress management techniques to help cope with perfectionism, college transitions, medical school pressures, navigating professional careers, and much more.

What are the symptoms of ongoing stress?

Common signs and symptoms linked with chronic stress include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Headaches
  • Body aches and pains
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Muscle tension
  • Overeating
  • Restlessness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Mood changes
  • Hopelessness
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Social withdrawal

In addition to the mental health challenges stress can cause, untreated stress increases your risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions. 

What are common risk factors for stress?

Common factors that may contribute to stress in your life include:

  • Job issues
  • Overly busy schedule
  • Family, marriage, or relationship problems
  • Illnesses
  • Chronic or debilitating diseases
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Traumatic life events
  • Genetic factors
  • Certain personality traits

If you desire stress management because of out-of-control life situations, see Dr. DeLuca for a psychiatric evaluation.

Is stress management right for me?

To determine if you have ongoing stress or other mental health challenges, Dr. DeLuca discusses your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. He completes a physical examination to assess your overall health and a comprehensive psychiatric assessment before tailoring your treatment plan.

What does stress management include?

Dr. DeLuca uses a variety of highly effective stress-management solutions to alleviate stress in your life and the complications it can cause. He offers medication management, psychotherapy, counseling, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and lifestyle-change counseling to help you better deal with stressful situations.

Eat healthy foods, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, and lighten an overly busy schedule, too. Consider meditation, massage, yoga, or other stress-relieving techniques in addition to stress management with Dr. DeLuca.

To learn more about stress management or get treated for mental health challenges, call Mark DeLuca, MD, or book an appointment online today.

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