Contributed by Robert Hedaya
VIDEO: Why Not All Mental Health Problems Are Psychological
Minding the Body Means More Than Just Taking a Pill
VIDEO: Alternatives to Prescribing Meds for Children and Teens
The Need for Treading Softly with Meds and Children
Robert J. Hedaya, MD, DFAPA, is often referred to as the "thinking person's doctor" because of his comprehensive data-driven approach to mental illness. A diversely trained and experienced psychiatrist, he is on the faculty of the Institute of Functional Medicine and is a professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University. Dr. Hedaya is the author of Understanding Biological Psychiatry, The Antidepressant Survival Program: How to Beat the Side Effects and Enhance the Benefits of Your Medication, and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm, as well as a chapter in the Textbook of Functional Medicine. He makes frequent presentations across the country, and has frequently been an expert consultant on Fox TV as well as appearing on the Today Show, CBS Evening News, 20/20, MSNBC, and CNN.