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Whole Psychiatry: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Dr. Robert Hedaya’s concept of Whole Psychiatry looks at both traditional psychiatry and functional medicine to get a complete view of a patient’s psychological and physical health. This armchair discussion with Dr. Hedaya and Rabbi Shais Taub, a leading authority on Jewish mysticism, will compare and contrast the medical and mystical viewpoints. These vital insights […]

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Get Started 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 […]

Office Visits

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 […]

Control, Helplessness, Spirituality

I want to briefly address control, helplessness and spirituality. Depression is thought of as a state of ‘Learned Helplessness’ (Martin Seligman).  Generally speaking, we strive to have control over the things that we deem are essential to our self-esteem: power, achievement, money etc. When we perceive that we have lost hope of controlling these things—i.e., […]

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 […]

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, […]

Health Perils of Sitting for Extended Periods

What we do all day with our bodies has consequences. Many of us sit during our working hours and leisure time and that directly affects our body chemistry. The New York Times article, Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics, details some of the changes: “scientists have determined that after an hour or more of sittin, […]