Tag: Medicine

Generic Medications Alert

Medicines Made in India Set Off Safety Worries New York Times   February 14, 2014 By Gardiner Harris NEW DELHI — India, the second-largest exporter of over-the-counter and prescription drugs to the United States, is coming under increased scrutiny by American regulators for safety lapses, falsified drug test results and selling fake medicines. more This is of great concern to me as a physician. Patients deserve medication that is safe and effective. – Dr. Hedaya


DSM-V & Why Psychiatrists Need to Be Open to Other Fields

Talitha Stevenson’s Book Review in the Financial Times newspaper  (“Mind field”, Life & Arts, May 24) shed much need light on the release of the DSM V, and the ensuing national dialogue about psychiatry and its definitions of mental illness. As a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, practitioner of Whole Psychiatry, and certified Psychopharmacologist, I propose a companion, if not an alternative to the DSM V. The authors of the DSM V have been searching for clear diagnostic labels to the point of absurdity. I suggest that we…


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 »


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 »


ABC’s 20/20 interviews Dr. Hedaya about the anti-depressant Paxil

Lying to Your Doctor Has Unitended Consequences

I am a bit naïve. Yes, I am a psychiatrist, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and the founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry. Given my experience, I should, you would think, know better. Yet I was in practice for probably 20 or more years before I realized that some times my patients lie to me about how they are doing, and whether they are following our jointly agreed upon recommendations. I am prompted to write about this, because a week ago I had…