Dr. De Carvalho discusses the Opioid epidemic and explains how addiction can hijack the Brain with News4Jax
Dr. Marcus De Carvalho, medical director of Beaches Recovery talks about heroin and opioid epidemic to News4Jax iTeam.
Marcus De Carvalho M.D.
Dr. Marcus De Carvalho is a Medical Doctor who specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He is board certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Dr. De Carvalho is the president and founder of The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing and is the Medical Director for Beaches Recovery, a residential rehabilitation facility that specializes in addiction medicine, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient addiction treatment. Dr. De Carvalho is also credentialed at local hospitals where he treats patients who are in need of medical detox from addictive substances or are in need of psychiatric stabilization.
Dr. De Carvalho possesses a wealth of knowledge in psychiatric and addiction medicine. He is an expert in a number of disorders and diseases and is often consulted by local news outlets concerning issues of addiction and psychiatric health matters. Recently Dr. De Carvalho was interviewed on NBC’s First Coast living about the opioid epidemic in Jacksonville. Passionate about addiction medicine, he believes that every person deserves the opportunity to regain a life that allows them to become a functional member of society and to lead a happy, fulfilling life.
Recently Dr. De Carvalho was quoted saying, “Currently, there is an epidemic in our country which does not discriminate by age or class. Most people in America know someone who is afflicted by the disease of addiction.” “Addiction is a true medical illness and not a moral failure, addictive substances can literally highjack the pleasure reward pathways of the brain and make you believe you need these substances to survive.” “Clients need to be treated compassionately with the most innovative treatments medicine has to offer.” Dr. De Carvalho believes that immersion in the highest quality in therapeutic interventions gives clients the best chance of regaining sobriety and a fully functional life filled with hope for the future. Dr. De Carvalho does this by providing a team approach to offering his clients a holistic program that recognizes the importance of treating the whole person to include biological, social, and psychological needs. This, coupled with comprehensive, nationally recognized, evidence-based treatment options comprise the highest quality therapeutic interventions.
“I love seeing my patients regain their lives right before my eyes. It is always inspiring and reaffirms to me why I love what I do.”
JU, Beaches Recovery and Dr. De Carvalho are affiliating to provide selected graduate student interns the opportunity to engage directly with individuals seeking to overcome addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders in clinical and research programs conducted at Beaches Recovery facilities.
Dr. De Carvalho also possesses a wealth of psychiatric knowledge and utilizes a holistic approach to mental health treatment that goes beyond prescribing medications. Dr. De Carvalho is an expert in a number of the most common disorders and diseases. These include but are not limited to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and ADHD and substance related disorders, including substance-induced dependence and substance induced mental disorders.
Jacksonville is considered one of the most underserved areas in the United States with regards to addiction and psychiatric physicians and because of this shortage Dr. De Carvalho has committed to meet the addiction and psychiatric needs of our community by opening two offices.
Our Jacksonville office is conveniently located next to St. Vincent’s South Hospital off State Road 202 at 6817 Southpoint Parkway suite 2402, Jacksonville Fl. 32216, 904-527-8777. Our Orange Park office is located next to Orange Park Medical Center off Wells Road at 1677 Suite A Wells Road, Orange Park Fl. 32073, 904-272-0043.
Dr. De Carvalho will take the time necessary to understand you and take the appropriate steps to give you the quality of life you deserve. Please call us at your earliest convenience to set up a psychiatric evaluation.
The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing is committed to delivering comprehensive compassionate addiction and psychiatric care that you and your family deserve.
Featured on Local TV Show and News Stations
Interview on Channel 4 with Dr. DeCarvalho where he discusses the dangers of Synthetic Marijuana.
Dr. Marcus De Carvalho is a guest speaker at “First Coast Living”—an NBC-affiliated Jacksonville morning show—to discuss the local and national effect of opioid abuse.
Dr. DeCarvalho Discusses The Cherish Perrywinkle Case With NBC News
Featured on Radio Health Talk Show
On this episode of “The Conversation” Host Carmela Jay and Dr. Ali Kasraeian of News Talk WOKV Interviews Dr. Marcus De Carvalho about Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
One of Dr. De Carvalho passions is helping those who have battled their illness and are still seeking to maintain it with the goal to optimize their mental health. He treats and diagnosis individuals suffering from:
Substance Abuse Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD): Ages 13 and above
Psychiatric Symptoms caused or complicated by medical and neurological illnesses.
Changes in memory and thinking most likely occur with natural aging, however, some conditions can be identified and medically reversed when properly diagnosed. Techniques include controlling a medical illness or eliminating inhibitors that may corrupt memory and sensibility. Sometimes these signs can be symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
Dr. De Carvalho applies his expertise in order to accurately evaluate cognitive symptoms and the behavior problems associated with them so he can successfully improve the situation. With his guidance, he has proven to positively stabilize progressive dementia through treatment plans that may or may not include medication.
Substance abuse and psychiatric disorders commonly co-exist. Often people self-medicate with alcohol or drugs in an unsuccessful effort to feel better. Dr. De Carvalho has proven success in guiding these patients to abstinence and treating the psychiatric illness in order to promote great health. He is sensitive in prescribing addictive drugs to patients with a history of substance abuse disorders.
Behavioral disorders can surface in people of all ages and can encompass a wide variety of problems and causes. In younger patients prominent issues arise from ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and substance abuse. For older people, behavioral problems are likely to derive from cognitive disorders or new onset mood disorders. Dr. De Carvalho will focus on the underlying cause of the issue and map out a treatment plan for the patient and/or family tailored for that specific individual.
An estimated 6% of the population has ADHD, and it is twice as prominent in males. Roughly 30% of individuals “outgrow” ADHD in their late teens. If untreated, ADHD frequently leads to substance abuse, behavioral problems, failure in active schooling and work, and relationship issues. Other diverse problems can result from ADHD such as traffic accidents, fights and becoming overwhelmed. Medications used to manage this disorder are the most successful and effective medicines in psychopharmacology. Dr. De Carvalho is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of these problems in adolescents (13 and older) and adults.
Psycho is defined as a person’s thinking, feeling and behavior as in the term “Psychology.” Neuropsychiatric refers to diagnosis and treating psychiatric disorders based on a sophisticated understanding of the underlying brain function.