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Dr. Hedaya’s consultation process is thorough-going and lengthy. It is through this focused time-intensive process that Dr. Hedaya finds the answers to patients’ complex medical problems. He wants to know you well — your medical history, your psychology and your dreams for your future. Let’s Talk: Call Before Scheduling an Initial Consultation Before a consultation is scheduled, Dr. Hedaya will set up a time to speak with you by phone to review your situation and see if the Whole Psychiatry and Brain Recovery Center approach is a good fit. Patients who are committed to their treatment, able to be disciplined
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Categories: Miscellaneous.

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Our office is conveniently located in N. Bethesda, MD with ample on street and garage parking. We are near a Whole Foods market, several eateries, and hotels. Dr. Hedaya’s consultation process is thorough-going and lengthy.  It is through this focused time-intensive process that Dr. Hedaya finds the answers to patients’ complex medical problems.  He wants to know you well — your medical history, your psychology and your dreams for your future. Call Before the Initial Consultation Before a consultation is scheduled, Dr. Hedaya will set up a time to speak with you by phone to review your situation and see
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Categories: Miscellaneous.

New Lyme Disease Book for Kids & Adults

Lyme disease is reaching epidemic proportions. Lyme Disease is the great imitator of our day, presenting symptomatically in many different ways. This coming year is expected to see a very large rise in reported cases due to the growth in the white footed mouse population, one of the prime vectors for Lyme disease. Children, who play in grassy areas, in larger fields and who play on field teams such as soccer and lacrosse have a high exposure risk. This book, written by a former patient of Dr. Hedaya, during her recovery from a nearly devastating case of Lyme, should be
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Categories: Health Matters Blog and Lyme Disease.

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Generic Medications Alert

Medicines Made in India Set Off Safety Worries New York Times   February 14, 2014 By Gardiner Harris NEW DELHI — India, the second-largest exporter of over-the-counter and prescription drugs to the United States, is coming under increased scrutiny by American regulators for safety lapses, falsified drug test results and selling fake medicines. more This is of great concern to me as a physician. Patients deserve medication that is safe and effective. – Dr. Hedaya
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Categories: Health Matters Blog.

Hope & Healing

Dr. Hedaya was recently interviewed by the Integrative Medicine Clinician’s Journal. He was asked about the role of hope in the healing process.  This is his response: “Hope is critical in all healing. A book written by Jerome Frank Persuasion and Healing, deals with this topic very effectively. Hopelessness is one of the cardinal features of depression (as is helplessness). Hope and depression are inversely correlated. Hope assists healing and can in and of itself cause healing, but there are many situations (e.g., pernicious anemia leading to panic and depression) which cannot be treated with hope. They require some detective
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Categories: Health Matters Blog and Miscellaneous.

Response to NY Times Opinion Column: "Don’t Take Your Vitamins"

The New York Times article “Don’t Take Your Vitamins” (Opinion, June 8) puts readers at real risk by presenting an unbalanced, over-generalized perspective and selective attention to the body of evidence.  First, the title gives a directive about the general category of vitamins, when the body of the article only addresses a subset of vitamins: anti-oxidants.  Second, the article draws on studies with arguable design flaws (e.g., the vitamin E used did not contain the full vitamin E complex), when there are many vitamins and antioxidants whose benefits are supported by current research.  Third, genomic science is proving that the
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Categories: Health Matters Blog.

Top 5 Things to Know about Teenage Depression

Depression is a syndrome, not a disease. While we in the western world are trained to think of depression as a disease, in fact, it is just a collection of signs and symptoms whose causes vary widely.  Just like all pneumonia is not caused by one thing (i.e., pneumonia may be due to HIV, tuberculosis, fungi, or bacteria; all are treated quite differently.) so all depression is not ‘one thing’.  Therefore, it is important to look ‘under the hood’ of your child’s depression, so that you can uncover root causes and personalize the treatments accordingly. Depression is a NOT a
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Categories: Health Matters Blog and Miscellaneous.