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.
The most common Mood Disorders are:
Dysthymic Disorders (Chronic Depression)
Mood Disorders caused by a medical condition
Dr. De Carvalho has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment all of these conditions for his patients.
Anxiety disorders encompass a wide variety of conditions characterized by stress, worry, nervousness, and uncomfortable bodily sensations. Some of the more common anxiety disorders are:
Social Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dr. De Carvalho has found that typical improvement is gradual and most people have very significant improvement or remission within 4 to 6 months.
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.