Tag: Dr Hedaya


In the simplest sense anxiety is a state of tension, in which you are faced with a threat – real or imagined – which you are not certain you can overcome. Anxiety is a normal part of life, a reasonable reaction to a variety of situations. When anxiety becomes excessive, or prolonged and affects your health or your ability to function, or you begin to self medicate with drugs or alcohol, it can be defined as a “disorder”. Note that even in a state where…


About Dr. Robert J. Hedaya

Read What Started Me on the Path to Functional Medicine? Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., A.B.P.N., D.F.A.P.A., a pioneer in Functional Medicine, which offers proven, data-driven results in the treatment of medical mysteries. It is a comprehensive to health. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Hedaya, a visionary in the field of psychiatry, teaches fellow physicians, medical students, and other healthcare clinicians. He is a Clinical Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Dr. Hedaya is the author of three books, hundreds of articles, and has been called upon…




  Functional Medicine Functional Medicine assumes that the mind and brain are strongly influenced by the function of the body. This mandates a clear understanding of the ‘why’ before an approach can be developed. Functional Medicine begins with a thorough data-gathering process involving a review of the patient’s medical history, medications, questionnaire responses, a partial physical exam, and psychological assessment. Based on an analysis of that data, a determination is made of which targeted laboratory tests are appropriate to solve the medical mystery. These may include:…