Archives for Whole Psychiatry in the News

Suicide: Overlooked Causes You Should Know

I would like to talk with you about a current but very difficult topic…suicide. Statistics show a clear rise in suicide frequency with the highest risk being in white middle-aged males. In my nearly 40-year career, I have treated countless people who have felt suicidal to varying degrees. I have been able to prevent suicide in all cases, largely because I work hard to understand the nature of their depression and anxiety, I connect intensively to my patients, I remain in close contact, I have a very high sensitivity to suicide risk factors, and I use lithium and or hospitalization
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Dr. Hedaya looks familiar to many

If Dr. Hedaya looks familiar to you, it may be because you’ve seen his uncle, the actor, Dan Hedaya. Dan Hedaya is known for his prolific career in film and television as well as his artwork. Creativity runs in the family – Dr. Hedaya is gifted photographer and guitarist.  Part of a large Brooklyn family, both Hedaya men share a deep love of family, music, art and baseball.  Though they have left Brooklyn, they remain loyal Yankee fans.
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Dr. Hedaya Speaks at Georgetown University Wellness Conference

Achieving Optimal Wellness Conference at Georgetown University Doro Bush Koch, Patricia Reilly Koch and colleagues of the BB&R: a Lifestyle and Wellness Advisory firm hosted the Achieving Optimal Health Conference 2011 at Georgetown University “to inspire, motivate, and educate our attendees to create a healthier and more balanced life.” The program included presentations by Dr. Robert Hedaya, Dr. Richard Carmona, former Surgeon General and the president of president of the Canyon Ranch Institute; Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic and coauthor with Dr. Mehmet Oz of five number one New York Times bestsellers; and Dr. Bernie
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DSM-V & Why Psychiatrists Need to Be Open to Other Fields

Talitha Stevenson’s Book Review in the Financial Times newspaper  (“Mind field”, Life & Arts, May 24) shed much need light on the release of the DSM V, and the ensuing national dialogue about psychiatry and its definitions of mental illness. As a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, practitioner of Whole Psychiatry, and certified Psychopharmacologist, I propose a companion, if not an alternative to the DSM V. The authors of the DSM V have been searching for clear diagnostic labels to the point of absurdity. I suggest that we psychiatrists abandon this obsession with categorizing every aspect of the human suffering. It is time
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Whole Psychiatrists’ Stalk Physical Causes of Mental Problems

The year was 1983. “A woman came to me with a panic disorder,” recalls Robert J. Hedaya, MD, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School in Washington. “She was 55, had one child about to go off to college. Her situation seemed pretty straightforward — probably separation anxiety… Read More
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Dr. Hedaya quoted in a WebMD interview with Actress/Author Julianne Moore

“WebMD columnist Gina Shaw interviews Actress/Author Julianne Moore in “Save the Children: Julianne Moore on U.S. Poverty, Being 50, and Losing Her Mom” – available online and at newsstands. Save the Children: Julianne Moore on U.S. Poverty, Being 50, and Losing Her Mom by wholepsych on Scribd
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Taking Your Patients from Better to Well with Whole Psychiatry

This 2-hour video is a recording of Dr. Hedaya’s presentation to the Washington Psychiatric Society in September 2010. Dr. Hedaya discusses the scientific basis of the Whole psychiatry method, as well as some potential interventions for patients. This is a 2-hour presentation and depending on your internet speed, it may take a few minutes before the video is ready to play.
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A conversation between Jeffrey Zavik, CEO – Immuno Laboratories, and Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.,

Jeffrey Zavik: Dr. Hedaya is the director of the Hedaya Clinic and National Center for Whole Psychiatry based in Chevy Chase, Maryland and a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. I just finished looking at his nice website which is a very easy site to navigate and it is easy to find and remember. It is www.wholepsych.com. We recommend our readers and listeners to visit your site and get more information there as well. You are the author of at least three documents, I think more than that, but recently Depression, Advancing the Treatment Paradigm,
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