Resources by Marcus De Carvalho, M.D.:
Marcus De Carvalho, M.D. Marcus De Carvalho, M.D. is the president and founder of The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing. He and his wife, Elizabeth attend the Jax Church in Jacksonville, Florida. They are parents to four beautiful boys, Rafa, Paolo, Raoul, and Elan. Marcus is a medical doctor who is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His focus of practice is General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. His main passion is helping people regain their lives and become “unstuck” from the addictions and mental illnesses that have kept them in the darkness.
When You Can’t Trust Your Brain Patients and disciple makers find it helpful when I tell them about the brain’s “amygdala” and the purpose for which it was designed. It was designed to trigger a response called “fight or flight.” When the amygdala fires due to various stimuli, it is trying to help someone survive. When someone is walking in the... Marcus De Carvalho, M.D.
The 3 Spheres of Addiction *Editor’s Note: Because addiction can disrupt our ability to submit to God and to love ourselves and others well, followers of Jesus do well to understand the subtle causes of addiction. The following is an excerpt from Renew.org resource Untangling Addiction, by Dr. Marcus De Carvalho, M.D. So, what is addiction? Before we answer that question,... Marcus De Carvalho, M.D.
The Problem of Addiction Today Oftentimes when I am speaking to a group of people I ask, “How many people here know someone who struggles with addiction?” Then I ask, “How many people have known someone who has died from an accidental overdose?” The responses are alarming. While there may have been three or four people in a room raising... Marcus De Carvalho, M.D.