Tag: Depression

Grand Rounds at Cleveland Clinic Video: Depression with Dr. Robert Hedaya

Recent literature proves that depression is a multifactorial syndrome, co-morbid with many chronic illnesses, by virtue of shared biological mechanisms. This knowledge offers advanced treatment approaches beyond those emanating from the current psycho-social and neurotransmitter models of depression.

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Dr. Hedaya Gives Grand Rounds Audio at Cleveland Clinic

Recent literature proves that depression is a multifactorial syndrome, co-morbid with many chronic illnesses, by virtue of shared biological mechanisms. This knowledge offers advanced treatment approaches beyond those emanating from the current psycho-social and neurotransmitter models of depression.

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Whole Psychiatry : Treat mind and body, doctor says

Dr. Hedaya is quoted in a LittleAbout.com article regarding the concept of Whole Psychiatry. Whole Psychiatry – Treat Mind and Body, Doctor Says Read More at LittleAbout.com »

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Vogue: Bitter Pills

With an increasing number of Americans popping multiple meds to treat depression, Ginny Graves wonders: Could food be a natural alternative… Whole Psychiatry – Vogue – Bitter Pills Download the Article, featuring Dr. Hedaya »

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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 Read the interview at WebMD, featuring Dr. Hedaya » Download the Article, featuring Dr. Hedaya »

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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…

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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,…

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Anti Depression Foods and the Fibromyalgia Diet

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…

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Anti Depression Foods

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…

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Causes of Depression

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…

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