Presentations

Past Presentations, Lectures, Interviews, and Media Appearances

Since 1976, Dr. Hedaya has been regularly featured in the media and has presented to numerous audiences at various events around the world.

Presentations and Lectures

Past Presentations & Lectures include:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder: Different Views
    Presentation to Buffalo General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry,
    Grand Rounds; Buffalo, N.Y.,1976
  • L-Tryptophan Use in Carcinoid Carcinomatous Meningitis
    Presented To: Georgetown University Hospital Department of Psychiatry
    Grand Rounds; Washington, D.C., June, 1983
  • The Psychobiology of Affective Disorders
    Presented To: The Northwest Center for Community Mental Health,
    Reston, Virginia, September, 1983
  • Conceptual Models of Depression
    Presented To: Patient Group
    October, 1983
  • Understanding and Treating Depression
    Presented To: Gaithersburg Family Center
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, December 1983
  • Childhood and Adolescent Depression: Recognition and Treatment
    Presented To: Gaithersburg Family Center
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, February, 1984
  • Cognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Depression
    Presented by invitation At: American Exxon Base
    The Island of Aruba, February, 1984
  • Pain, Medication and Addiction
    Presented To: Gaithersburg Family Center
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, April, 1984
  • Personality Types and Chronic Pain
    Presented To: Medical and Paramedical Staff
    The Orthopedic and Pain Center of Silver Spring
    Silver Spring, Maryland, 1983-1985
  • The Biology of Depression: It’s Relevance To Chronic Pain
    Presented To: Medical and paramedical Staff
    The Orthopedic And Pain Center of Silver Spring
    Silver Spring, Maryland, 1983-1985
  • Affective Disorders Seminar (8-12 weeks per year)
    Teaching: Psychiatric Resident Physician Group
    Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
    Washington, D.C, Annually, 1983-Present
  • Basic Cognitive Therapy Seminar (8 weeks per year)
    Teaching: Psychiatric Resident Physician Group
    Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
    Washington, D.C., Annually, 1984- 2002
  • Advanced Cognitive Therapy Seminar (8 weeks per year)
    Teaching: Psychiatric Resident Physician Group
    Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
    Washington, D.C. 1985-2002
  • Chronic Pain Seminar Group (8 weeks)
    Run For: Kensington Physical Therapy Staff and Chronic Pain Patients
    Silver Spring, Maryland, 1985
  • Teenage Depression and Suicide
    Presented To: National Conference of Synagogue Youth (N.C.S.Y.)
    Washington Chapter, 1986
  • Anxiety: Theories and Treatment
    Presented to: Gaithersburg Family Center
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1986
  • The Clinical Uses of Hypnosis
    Presented to: Holy Cross Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Staff
    Holy Cross Hospital
    Silver Spring, Maryland, 1986
  • Pain, Medication, and Addiction
    Presented To: Washington Pain Center
    Washington, D.C., 1987
  • The Uses of Hypnosis in PTSD: Case Presentation
    Presented To: Suburban Hospital
    Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 1989
  • Presentations To Study Group in Intensive Psychotherapy, 1989-1992:
    Management of Sexual Acting Out In A Hospitalized Adolescent
    Countertransference Issues in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
    Clashes in Group Therapy between Sociopath and Borderline Personalities
    Two Cases of Multiple Personality Disorder
    Borderline Personality: A case Presentation
  • The Clinical Uses of Hypnosis in PTSD
    Presented To: Georgetown University, Department of Psychiatry
    Resident Physicians Group
    1990 and 1991
  • The Uses of Antidepressant Medication in Cardiac Patients
    Presented To: Department of Family Medicine
    Washington Adventist Hospital
    Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome, 1990
  • An Integrative Approach To Biological Psychiatry (Full Day Workshop)
    Presented To: Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers of Greater Washington
    Oakton, Virginia, 1992
  • Current Topics in Biological Psychiatry (Full Day Work Shop)
    Presented To: Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers of Greater Washington
    Oakton, Virginia, September 28, 1994
  • The Biology of Mental Health: New Insights & Practical Applications (Full Day Workshop)
    Presentation Sponsored By Eli Lilly, Pfizer, American Health Educators, Inc.
    Harrisburg, Pa., November 11, 1994
  • Psychopharmacology for Non-Physicians (Two Day Workshop)
    Presentation Sponsored By J & K Seminars, Lancaster County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and Abbott Laboratories.
    Lancaster, Pa. , November 6 & 7, 1995
  • Roundtable Discussion for Primary Care: The Treatment of Affective Disorders
    Sponsored by Eli Lilly, March 27, 1996
  • Treating Affective Disorders in Primary Care Settings
    Presentation to Suburban Hospital-Department of Family Practice
    Sponsored by Pfizer
    April 23, 1996
  • The Biology of Mental Health
    One-Day Conference
    Hagerstown, Maryland, May 21, 1996
  • Core Concepts in Biological Psychiatry
    Presentation to Jewish Social Services of the Greater Washington Area
    September 17, 1996
  • Biological Psychiatry Update
    Presentation to Northern Virginia Psychiatric Associates
    Sponsored by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
    September 30, 1996
  • Understanding Biological Psychiatry Workshops
    Presentations to pastoral counselors, social workers and psychologists
    Sponsored by American Health Educators, Inc.
    Monthly 1996-1997
  • Luvox, and Other SSRI Antidepressants
    Presentation to Psychiatrists
    Sponsored by Solvay Pharmaceuticals
    November, 1997
  • Understanding Biological Psychiatry Workshops
    Presentations to pastoral counselors, social workers and psychologists
    Sponsored by American Health Educators, Inc.
    Monthly 1997-1998
  • Psychopharmacology For Non-Physicians
    A Two Day Workshop (600+ attendees per day)
    Sponsored By J&K Seminars
    Lancaster, Pa., March 9, 1998
  • Integrative Psychiatry Workshops
    Presentations to clinical psychologists and social workers
    Sponsored by American Health Educators, Inc.
    Monthly 2/98- 1/99
  • Psychopharmacology for Clinical Social Workers and Other Mental Health Professionals
    Sponsored by: The Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
    & The National Catholic School of Social Work
    October 3, 1998
  • Understanding Biological Psychiatry Workshops
    Presentations to pastoral counselors, social workers and psychologists
    Sponsored by American Health Educators, Inc.
    Monthly 1998-1999
  • Psychopharmacology for the Non-Physician: The Mind Body Connection
    A Two Day Workshop (200+ attendees per day)
    Sponsored by American Health Educators and Case Management 2000
    Hunt Valley, MD, April 12-13, 1999
  • Whole Psychiatry
    Vitamin Superstore-Potomac Maryland
    May 15, 1999
  • Whole Psychiatry
    Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Northern Virginia
    General Meeting
    June 28, 1999
  • Understanding Biological Psychiatry Workshops
    Presentations to pastoral counselors, social workers and psychologists
    Sponsored by American Health Educators, Inc.
    Monthly 1999-2000
  • Whole Psychiatry-Beyond the Magic Bullet
    Potomac Ridge Hospital
    Rockville, MD
    March 15, 2000
  • Whole Psychiatry-Beyond the Magic Bullet
    Commission For Women
    Rockville, MD
    April 14, 2000
  • Antidepressant Survival Program
    Montgomery General Hospital Grand Rounds
    Sponsored by Glaxo
    April 20, 2000
  • Whole Psychiatry: Beyond the Magic Bullet
    Washington Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
    Sponsored by Wellbutrin
    June 21, 2000
  • Whole Psychiatry: Beyond the Magic Bullet
    Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Northern Virginia
    June 26, 2000
  • Whole Psychiatry: Beyond the Magic Bullet
    Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute
    September 13, 2000
  • Beyond the Magic Bullet
    Grand Rounds – George Washington Hospital
    Sponsor: Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
    October 17, 2000
  • Mind Body Psychiatry
    Washington Adventist Hospital-Integrating Traditional and Holistic Approaches to Psychiatry
    Mental Health Conference
    October 25, 2000
  • How Mind, Body & Lifestyle Affect Your Mood
    The 92nd St. “Y” – New York, N.Y.
    February 4, 2001
  • Prozac Weekly
    Embassy Suites Hotel-Sponsored by Eli Lilly
    March 31, 2001
  • A Journey into Beauty and Well Being
    Jewish Community Center of Greater Monmouth County
    June 7, 2001
  • Whole Psychiatry, a new approach to long-term mental health treatment
    The New Hope Foundation, Inc.
    July 13, 2001
  • Whole Psychiatry Workshop
    Sept. 2000 – Aug. 2001
    Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2002
    Sept. 2002 – Aug. 2003
  • The Functional Medicine Approach to Depression
    The 9th International Symposium in Functional Medicine
    Del Ray Beach, Florida, May 2, 2002
  • Transitioning One’s Practice to Whole Psychiatry
    Del Ray Beach, Florida July 2002
  • Psychiatry of the 21st Century:  Maximizing Recovery In The Psychiatric Disorders
    Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center
    Rockville, MD, November 15, 2002
  • Whole Psychiatry in the Treatment of Affective Disorders
    Family Therapy Networker Conference
    Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C., March 21, 2003
  • Whole Psychiatry: The Next Revolution
    Family Therapy Networker Conference
    Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C., March 5,2004
  • Nutrition and Psychiatry
    Winston Churchill High School
    Potomac, Maryland, April 8, 2003
  • Whole Psychiatry
    Princeton Family Care Associates,
    Princeton, New Jersey, October 21, 2004
  • Nutritional Approaches to Psychiatry
    George Washington University
    March 2006
  • Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction
    George Washington University
    February, 2006
  • Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction: New Horizons
    15th International Conference
    Institute for Functional Medicine
    May, 2007
  • Depression: Effects on the Corporate Environment
    ImmunoLabs Corporate Development Conference
    Miami, Florida
    November, 2007
  • Whole Psychiatry: Advancing the Paradigm
    Family Therapy Networker Conference
    Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C., March 15,2008
  • Depression and Nutritional Deficiency: State of the Science and Treatment
    Nutrition Webinar
    Institute For Functional Medicine
    November 18, 2008
  • Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm
    Marlborough Mental Health
    Friday October 24, 2008
  • Whole Psychiatry & Infection: Strengthening Host Defenses
    National Capital Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Association
    Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 7, 2008
  • Whole Psychiatry Lecture Series, 2009
    Marriott Courtyard, New York, NY
    April-September, 2009
  • The Future of Mood Disorders
    16th International Functional Medicine Symposium on Mood Disorders
    May 2009
  • Mood Disorders and Inflammation: The War Within
    16th International Functional Medicine Symposium on Mood Disorders
    May 2009

TV and Media Appearances

Past TV & Media Appearances include:

  • Teenage Suicide: Television Interview
    Cable TV- Student Run Broadcast at Local High School, Local Station.
    1986
  • Chronic Pain and Depression
    Interview For: Self Magazine
    1989
  • Teenagers and AIDS
    Interview for Montgomery County Cable TV
    1990
  • Seasonal Depression
    Interview for Fox TV
    1994
  • Abuse of Computer Bulletin Boards
    Interview for fox TV
    February, 1994
  • Psychiatric Ethics and Confidentiality for The Deceased
    Interview for Fox TV
    July, 1994
  • Spousal Abuse and Personality Types
    Interview for Fox TV
    July, 1994
  • Domestic Violence
    Interview for Fox TV
    September 23, 1994
  • Military Suicides in Haiti
    Interview for Fox TV
    October 18, 1994
  • Holiday Depression
    Interview for Fox TV
    November 25, 1994
  • Psychological Effects of Jury Sequestration
    Interview for Fox TV
    January 17, 1995
  • The Psychology of Terrorism
    Interview for Fox TV
    November 3, 1995
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Among Siblings
    Interview for Fox TV
    October 31, 1996
  • The Effect of Infidelity on Family Dynamics
    Fox TV Interview
    August 18, 1998
  • Evaluating Custody and Legal Issues – The OJ Simpson Case
    Fox TV Interview
    November 1, 1998
  • Antidepressant Withdrawal Reactions Regarding Mike Tyson
    Fox TV Interview-for 10pm News Broadcast
    March 18, 1999
  • Egypt Air Flight 990
    CBS News Interview- for 6pm News Broadcast
    November 21, 1999
  • Egypt Air Flight 990
    Today Show Interview
    November 22, 1999
  • Burden of Proof
    CNN Interview
    November 22, 1999
  • Egypt Air Flight 990
    Tribune Broadcast Interview
    November 22, 1999
  • Egypt Air Flight 990
    KTSA Radio Program
    November 23, 1999
  • Egypt Air Flight 990
    MSNBC Interview
    November 23, 1999
  • Removing Roadblocks – A Psychiatrist Argues for Treating the Side Effects of Antidepressants
    The Washington Post/Health
    February 29, 2000
  • Surviving Antidepressants, Continued – Rebuttal Article
    The Washington Post/Health
    March 14, 2000
  • Conversations with Kathleen Dun -Live show with call-ins
    Wisconsin Public Radio
    March 14, 2000
  • Antidepressant Survival Program
    Dana Laake Show-Radio Talk Show
    March 30, 2000
  • Antidepressant Survival Program
    Chat Sponsored by The Health Network on Yahoo
    April 10, 2000
  • Antidepressant Survival Program
    Chat Sponsored by Health & Wellness on Talk City
    April 14, 2000
  • Antidepressant Survival Program
    Chat Sponsored by drkoop.com
    April 25, 2000
  • Side Effects of Medications
    ABC News 20/20
    August 27, 2000
  • The Mental Health of America
    This is America with Dennis Wholey Show
    November 28, 2000