ROBERT J. HEDAYA MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, IFMCP has been at the cutting edge of medical practice, psychiatry and psychopharmacology since 1979. With the publication of his first book, Understanding Biological Psychiatry (Norton, 1996) he pioneered the use of Functional Medicine in the Psychiatric field. He is now pioneering the use of HYLANE technology in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Hedaya is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center, where has been awarded the “Teacher of the Year” on 3 occasions. In keeping with his ability to move the field forward, he was first invited to teach PNIE (Psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrinology) to Georgetown Psychiatry Residents in the early 1990’s. He is a faculty member at the Institute for Functional Medicine, author of two additional books (The Antidepressant Survival Guide, and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm), and the founder of the Center for Whole Psychiatry and Brain Recovery. Dr. Hedaya is an editorial volunteer for Advances in Mind-Body Medicine and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals over the course of his career. He has been featured in the local and national media (20/20, 60 minutes, Vogue, the New York Times, Washington Post etc.) on many occasions and is a frequent, nationally, and internationally recognized speaker. His website is http://www.wholepsychiatry.com.