I was recently interviewed by Dr. Achina Stein, a functional medicine psychiatrist, for her Vodcast, What If It’s Not Depression?
A “functional medicine psychiatrist”?! This means that she is a serious mental health professional who understands how our physical health affects our mental health, and explores
She has a book by the same name on Amazon that helps you uncover the root causes of depression-like symptoms, balance the body, mind, and spirit, and even helps you taper off unnecessary medications. She interviews people like me to explore various root causes of depression that most people don’t usually think about and helps you connect the dots.
We did a deep dive on the link between inflammation and mental health.
As I got to know her, I learned that Dr. Stein created a program, What If’s Not Depression? Bootcamp for people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Often what happens when we don’t feel well is go to our primary care providers to find answers. Unfortunately, many examine us and do blood work, but ultimately tell us, nothing is wrong. They infer that it must be “all in our heads” and offer an antidepressant medication. You might not think that you are depressed or need an anti-depressant medication. You know something is wrong because you know your body, but you can’t figure it out and you might just want to get to the bottom of it so you don’t need medications lifelong.
Her 12-week group online program helps you understand where things went wrong, why you feel so bad, then shows you step by step how to reverse the process and helps you decide whether medication is part of the answer. Dr. Stein is one of few psychiatrists in the country (world actually) to offer a program like this. If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more, visit her website or go directly to Book a Discovery Call here to figure out if this could the right program for you.
Check out this Vodcast and see if her approach resonates with you as a new direction that may finally offer a lasting solution to your depression once and for all!