This is to let you know about the new conversation in the “Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy” series. This month, it is with Dr. Robert J. Hedaya.
The “Somatic Perspectives” series is edited by Serge Prengel, LMHC. Every other month, there is a new conversation. Each conversation lasts approximately a half hour. You can listen to it on the website, or download it as an MP3 audio file. You can also read it as a PDF transcript (available on the same page).
Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., A.B.P.N., D.F.A.P.A., developed the Whole Psychiatry methodology, which offers a comprehensive physiological and psychosocial approach to mental health and chronic physical illness. He evaluates and treats mind and body dysfunction by focusing on the detailed evaluation and bi-directional interactions between and among a person’s hormonal system, immune system, gastrointestinal system, nutrition, environment, socio-spiritual status, genetics, detoxification, cell signaling, life circumstance, age and gender. As a result, Whole Psychiatry notably improves outcomes and the potential for avoiding or reducing medication. Dr. Hedaya is recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association and has been voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year multiple times by the Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. He is author of Understanding Biological Psychiatry (1996), The Antidepressant Survival Program: How to Beat the Side Effects and Enhance the Benefits of Your Medication(2000), and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm (2008).
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