Dr. Mark G. Agresti, M.D. P.A.

Dr. Mark G. Agresti, M.D. P.A.

Dr. Mark G. Agresti, M.D. & Associates, West Palm Beach Florida. Specializing in Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Mark Agresti & Associates is a multi disciplinary psychiatric practice made up of caring professionals who strive to provide top quality service based on the individual needs of our patients. Our practice focuses on the treatment of mental illness, dual diagnosis and outpatient detoxification from drugs and alcohol in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are blanket terms covering several different forms of abnormal and pathological fear and anxiety which only came under the aegis of psychiatry at the very end of the 19th century. Gelder, Mayou & Geddes (2005) explains that anxiety disorders are classified in two groups: continuous symptoms and episodic symptoms. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a [...]

Mood Disorders

Mood disorder is the term designating a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV TR) classification system where a disturbance in the person’s mood is hypothesized to be the main underlying feature. The classification is known as mood (affective) disorders in ICD 10. English psychiatrist Henry Maudsley proposed an overarching category of affective disorder. The term was then replaced by mood [...]

Sleep Disorders

A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning. A test commonly ordered for some sleep disorders is the polysomnography. Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of issues, from teeth grinding (bruxism) to night [...]

Depressive Disorders

Drug-Free Treatments

Non-invasive drug-free treatments for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia using Trans-cranial Electrical Stimulation (TES) through our partnership with Nexalin Technologies. Learn more about the benefits of TES treatments for West Palm Beach residents here.

Mental Health Treatment West Palm Beach FL

Call our West Palm Beach Mental Health Treatment Center today at 561-842-9550 for more information on our Mental Health Treatment Programs or visit us at 2010 Continental Dr. West Palm Beach, Fl. 33407.


A Chance to Change - Recover from Drugs and Alcohol

A Chance to Change – Recover from Drugs and Alcohol

A CHANCE TO CHANGE
(Recover from Drugs and Alcohol)

Introduction

Cognitive Restructuring are mental processes that are based on the theory that by changing your thinking, you can change behaviour.

When you change your thinking about your drug or alcohol problem, your thoughts change. Your thoughts guide your behavior, and your behavior changes.

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Since 1965, the treatments have always been through AA, NA, twelve-step programs. Those programs have done fairly well, but there has been no alternative.

If you had difficulties with some of the concepts of an AA or a twelve-step program, you would have difficulty getting successful treatment.

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Detoxification and Addiction Treatment

Psychiatric Treatment

Many alcoholics and/or drug addicts are unable to successfully “work” a recovery program until successful medical detoxification is accomplished. Medicine may be prescribed to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms, cravings, depression, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, tremors, memory loss, stomach and intestinal issues, hypoglycemia, and/or other problems which prevents alcoholics and/or drug users from controlling their addictions.After the acute phase of detoxification is completed or for the individual who needs substance abuse treatment without detoxification, we develop an individualized treatment program for the person. We strongly suggest that in conjunction with medical treatment, the individual attend a program that provides therapy, education and support. The core of our substance abuse treatment is a program developed by Dr. Agresti called Cognitive Restructuring (CR). Cognitive Restructuring empowers the individual to accept responsibility for changing his/her life. It aims to alter a person’s thinking which leads to a change in behavior. This change in thinking becomes the basis for a change in lifestyle without the use of mind altering substances.Learn more about Detoxification and Addiction Treatment → Treatment begins with the development of an accurate diagnosis based on the findings of a thorough psycho-social evaluation. The focus of treatment is to reduce symptoms, alleviate the presenting problem and improve the overall quality of life for the patient.A treatment plan is developed between the patient and treatment providers. This may include prescribing the best medication for the presenting problem and/or working on the issues outlined in the treatment plan in therapy. Studies have shown that the best outcomes are reached through a combination of medication and therapy when indicated. Individual, marital, family, group and play therapy are various modalities used in treatment.
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Dual Diagnosis

Many of the patients that are seen at our office are in need of treatment for Dual Diagnosis. This is where a patient has an addiction problem and at the same time psychiatric disorder. These cases can be quite complex as treatment must focus on both the addiction and psychiatric issues throughout the course of treatment.
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