Archives for Depression

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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Categories: Interviews with Dr. Hedaya and Whole Psychiatry in the News.

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 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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Categories: Articles & White Papers, Interviews with Dr. Hedaya, and Whole Psychiatry in the News.

Nutrition and Depression: Nutrition, Detoxification, and Depression, Part 4

Nutrition, Detoxification, and Depression An additional avenue through which nutrition can help mood disorders is via liver detoxification, which can influence mood via the modification of steroid hormone metabolism (e.g., DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, cortisol).Detoxification occurs in two phases:  In phase one the CYP 450 enzymes are supported by a variety of nutrients (B2, B3, B6, folic acid, B12,Glutathione, branched-chain amino acids, flavinoids, phospholipids). Once these CYP450 enzymes have acted on the lipid soluble molecule, (drug, hormones, toxins), by adding an oxygen, these activated intermediates, (if not further detoxified via phase two, due to nutritional deficiency) can increase oxidative stress, and
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Categories: Health Matters Blog.

Anti Depression Foods and the Fibromyalgia Diet

Anti Depression Foods and the Fibromyalgia Diet Browse Health Topics For instance, your body uses the protein you eat, breaking it down into the amino acid L-Tryptophan (turkey), the essential building block for the production of serotonin. Your body needs foods rich in zinc (oysters and nuts) to manufacture testosterone, which fuels many brain-body functions, besides your sex drive. Your body needs chromium-rich foods (whole grains) to help stabilize your blood sugar and mobilize your fat stores. Your body needs certain kinds of fats called Omega-3 fatty acids, found in cold water fish, to help your nerve cells and immune
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Anti Depression Foods

Anti Depression Foods Browse Health Topics Correcting your diet can go a very long way towards helping you with depression. Even if it doesn’t help the depression it will set the stage, so that other treatments can work (i.e., its necessary but not sufficient). When it comes to diet and depression, there are several key points to consider: Increased intake of low mercury fish such as Haddock, Cod, Ocean Perch, Herring, Salmon, Sardine, Tilapia, Trout, Whitefish-are associated with lower risk of depression, suicide and even guilt. Don’t be a vegetarian: One of the paradoxes of this world is that ‘Life
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Causes of Depression

Causes of Depression Browse Health Topics Depression is caused by many factors, from the psychological, social, and environmental to the genetic, and metabolic. Thus while it seems like all depression may be the same, perhaps caused by a serotonin deficiency, and therefore requiring treatment with Cymbalta or Prozac, in fact, depression is not ONE illness. It is very important that the causes of depression in your case be identified so you can get proper treatment. Let’s look at the different causes of depression. These causes can be broken up into several categories (listed in no particular order). Usually, several of
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Depression Symptoms

Depression Syptoms Browse Health Topics Symptoms of depression include a depressed, sad, blue mood, as well as changes in sleep (oversleeping, or difficulty falling and staying asleep), appetite (overeating, or loss of appetite), energy (loss of energy manifesting as sluggishness, or a seeming excess of energy leading to agitation), diminished or lost ability to experience pleasure (anhedonia), reduced sexual drive, reduced concentration and or memory (short term memory), a sense of helplessness, hopelessness or being trapped, frequent thoughts about death, and often a change in the depression with the time of the day (either worse in the morning, or worse
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Depression Browse Health Topics Depression has been part of the human condition since the dawn of history. In biblical times, the book of Job describes a clear depressed person, who views his depression to be a battle between G-d and Satan for his soul. By the Middle Ages depression was thought to be caused by evil spirits and the treatment was (logically) exorcism. More recently, Freud postulated that depression is ‘anger turned inwards’. By the 1960’s behavioral psychology had developed an animal model of depression, and it was conceptualized as ‘learned helplessness’. By the 1970’s and 80’s cognitive theory had
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Take a Bipolar Disorder Test

Take a Bipolar Disorder Test Browse Health Topics 1. Have you ever had a distinct period of consistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood lasting throughout at least four days that is clearly different from your usual non-depressed mood? 2. If yes, during the period of mood disturbance have you had at least three or more of the following symptoms to a significant degree, and throughout the entire period? Inflated self esteem or grandiosity Decreased need for sleep (e.g., 3 hours sleep and not tired the next day) You were more talkative than usual, or felt a pressure to talk Your
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