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Is depression really the cause of your symptoms?

You’re tired. You have trouble sleeping and thinking, you feel down and stressed out, and you worry that you’ve lost your edge. You're plagued by many physical symptoms, too! Your doctor told you that you were depressed, handed you a prescription for an antidepressant, and referred you to a psychiatrist. Your heart of hearts truly believes that you're not depressed, but you don't know what causes you to feel this way.

What if It’s Not Depression? is for the person who is sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, doesn’t know why they suffer, is tired of going to doctors who just hand them prescriptions, and is willing to do the work so that they aren’t crippled by multiple chronic problems requiring multiple medications.

Psychiatrist and certified functional medicine practitioner Dr. Achina Stein will transform your health through her winning strategies and help you:

  • Figure out whether you're really depressed or not, and what's actually causing you to feel this way
  • Get off that emotional roller coaster
  • Clear up that brain fog and increase your energy and vitality
  • Avoid being stamped with a lifelong mental illness diagnosis that requires years of medication
  • Add quality years to your life

What if It’s Not Depression? solves your problems by looking for the root causes of your emotional symptoms and helps to bring your mind, body, and spirit back into balance naturally without medication. There is hope for you!

©2020 Achina P. Stein, DO, IFMCP (P)2021 Achina P. Stein, DO, IFMCP

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Great Book

This book is a top shelf resource for sure. It answered many questions that I have posed in conversation with my PCP wherein I came away with no good answers. I purchased the audio book, and the narrator, Lauren Pedersen, was superb.
I recommend this book to anyone struggling to know why they are feeling like they do. It’s not always depression, and Dr Stein gives the reader the tools to dig deep to find answers.

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Interesting read and wonderful narration

Very interesting book that introduced me to Functional Medicine. What a great concept. I am very intrigued after listening. Read seamlessly by Lauren Pedersen. Highly recommend!

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Great narration

While this was a lot of information it was very well delivered with clear dictation and a pleasant voice that keeps the listening ear engaged. It was very helpful to understand how many different outside influences as well as internal things can affect our moods and outlook.

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A different approach to treating depression

This book has a wealth of information, not for the casual reader. Many of her conclusions seemed logical and well researched offering many references to back up her claims. It is well worth a second or third reading to process all the information.

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Great book to challenge how we look at our health

Listened as an audio book, enjoyed the book greatly. Very well narrated by Lauren Pedersen.

It touches on underlying causes for diseases that are more and more common in today's world. Everything from trauma (physical, emotional) to changes in our food supply is contributing to our overall health in real ways. The author explains how these can cause a chain of reactions in our body, with real examples that are medically proven. Modern medicine often treats the symptoms without asking questions or testing to find the root cause.

At times can seem almost overwhelming (soaps, lotions, foods, food containers) but as the author tells her patients: Be Curious. She does not take a hard line with cutting everything from your life, just be open minded to all the sources that can contribute to our health, how your body reacts, and how to get it back in balance

Would recommend for anyone battling mental health issues, autoimmune disorders and everyone else just wanting to learn more about functional medicine and living our healthiest life - and this book can help you advocate for your own health.