Become a Patient                         Dr Hedaya’s Recent Publication

Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm

6 CME credits for each monograph are available for MDs and DOs.

  • Drugs, psychotherapy, and other treatments leave more than half of depressed patients with only partial or no recovery; an expanded model of assessment and treatment is presented in order to improve these outcomes
  • Covers historical developments and various cultural issues that are a factor in the prevalence of depression
  • Describes possible causes of depression and the connections between depression and other chronic diseases
  • Bob Hedaya outlines how he treats depression, including interview questions, assessment techniques, and clinical interventions; he presents 4 case studies

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Textbook of Functional Medicine (Hardcover)

The ideal text for understanding functional medicine. 47 authors; 37 chapters; over 800 pages

Clinicians who have chosen to focus on the management of complex, chronic disease and primary preventive care have not chosen an easy path. This book creates a new road map for improving patient outcomes across a wide range of chronic health conditions. It includes 37 chapters authored by experts from many disciplines whose knowledge has never before been integrated in a single text. The approaches to disease management and prevention described here represent the evolution of the functional medicine model over more than 20 years, through the voices of leading clinicians and scientists.

Dr. Hedaya authored the chapter, “Stress, Spirituality, Poverty, and Community—Effects on Health”.


  • 30 Top-Selling Drugs and 10 Top-Selling Herbal Supplements in the United States (2003) – 753
  • Biographical Sketches for Contributing Authors – 754
  • Comprehensive Elimination Diet—Sample Patient Handouts – 764
  • Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Drug and Natural Product Substrates, Inhibitors, and Inducers – 769
  • Detailed Review of Systems – 775
  • Environmental Sensitivity Questionnaire – 777
  • Health Benefits of Exercise – 778
  • Internet-based Resources for the Healthcare Practitioner – 779
  • Life Stress Questionnaire – 783
  • Medical Symptoms Questionnaire – 784
  • Physical Signs Indicative or Suggestive of Undernutrition – 786
  • Three-Day Diet Diary – 789

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The Antidepressant Survival Program

More than 25 million Americans at currently taking antidepressants for a wide, range of psychiatric and physical disorders. But these “wonder drugs” have serious side effects – including weight gain, loss of energy, and sexual dysfunction – that afflict up to 80 percent of those who take them. No other book addresses this increasingly prevalent problem. Dr. Robert Hedaya urges side-effect sufferers, to “get a life–a whole life!” by getting on the program that has worked wonders for hundreds of his own patients.

Drawing on his expertise in psychiatry, nutrition, and endocrinology, Dr. Hedaya has created a comprehensive program of diet, exercise, stress reduction, and hormone supplementation that actually enhances the benefits of the medication while reducing or completely eliminating its side effects.

This book offers a desperately needed plan for all who are caught between a rock of depression and a hard place of antidepressants.

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Understanding Biological Psychiatry

Clinicians on both sides of the mind-body equation, whether physicians or counselors, ignore the principles of biological psychiatry at their peril. Their formal training may have left huge gaps in their knowledge of this rapidly evolving area, gaps now filled by Understanding Biological Psychiatry.

Beginning with a tour of the brain, Dr. Hedaya explains how the brain works and how brain function relates to physical symptoms and cognitive and emotional well-being. He explains how biological psychiatrists consider the biology of the individual as an integral part of the whole picture and demonstrates a new way of conceptualizing clinical problems.

Understanding Biological Psychiatry provides information in three basic areas: Chapters I and 2 outline basic scientific foundations and core concepts in biological psychiatry; chapters 3 and 4 review biological theories and medical mimics of the major psychiatric disorders; chapters 5 and 6 discuss medication and practical issues, including the basics of psychotropic medications and their role in the biopsychosocial approach. At the heart of this book is the author’s proposal for a working alliance between therapists and psychiatrist — an important goal in today’s growing managed care environment

The book has a practical bent discussing, for example, when and how to refer to a psychiatrist even describing how to explain this new perspective to a patient. The author’s conversational style, as well as many figures, tables, and case illustrations, makes Understanding Biological Psychiatry a guide that is sure to be well-read and often referred to by therapists and physicians, as well as psychiatrists wanting to brush up on the biology of the mind.

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