Invisible Not Broken

Invisible Not Broken ∙ Sunday February 16, 2020 ∙ duration: 54:32

How to be a Diagnosis Detective

“If you do the work - and it really is work - and ask yourself ‘Do i still want to live this way?’, you have the power to decide how it goes” - Dr. Achina Stein

***BOOK RELEASED! "What If It's NOT Depression?"

➡️ For a free copy until the 18th, Email: [email protected] with the subject: I want to work with you!

On today's episode, I interview the Sherlock Holmes of depression: psychiatrist and functional medicine doctor, Achina Stein. 

As a board-certified psychiatrist for over 25 years, Dr. Stein’s osteopathic roots set her apart from the conventional psychiatrists because of her use of the biopsychosocial approach paired with functional medicine, which has made her a diagnosis detective. 

Her son’s psychological health crisis in 2010 was the catalyst for exploring functional medicine, then establishing her practice, Functional Mind, and now the release of her book – the whole reason I knew I had to have her on the show – which is titled “What If It’s NOT Depression?”. 

➡️ visit Functional Mind Website:

[email protected]



HealthySelf Bootcamp, LLC, Founder Email: [email protected]


We discuss

  • Her journey with her son through unexpected depression and discovery of functional medicine
  • Digging deeper to learn the root cause
  • A new way of looking at the definition of depression


1:43 - interview begins

2:55 - her bio, her story (and her son’s)

9:00 - the difference between conventional, integrative and functional medicine

13:28 - what it means to dig deeper as a patient and a doctor

15:25 - what she does when she “cant figure it out”

23:47 - trauma vs internal conflict and influence on the body

24:32 - stories about when patients had a hard time digging up trauma

28:38 - biopsychosocial approach

30:00 - “What if it’s NOT depression?”

38:40 - difference between clinical and situational depression

47:50 - when you don’t know that you have experienced trauma


“The word ‘depression’ means so many things’s a word I would love to remove as a description of an emotion”

“Don’t lose hope. Find the right people to help you.”

Links Mentioned

the female sherlock holmes






(Disclaimer: all content based on personal experience and research and should not be taken as medical advice)




👉#Wellspo Weekly Newsletter! Sign up here or here


👉 Find your ideal integrative practitioners on


👉 Check out more episodes like this on Invisible Not Broken


👉 Read and watch more content (or submit your own) on the #Wellspo blog 


View full episode

The podcast network that speaks to people with chronic illness, invisible illness, disability, and chronic pain.

"Explicitly Sick Podcast" with Monica Michelle + "Wellacopia Podcast" with Eva Minkoff

Be Kind. Be Gentle. Be A Bad Ass.

[This section is from the podcast author. PodMust is not responsible for its content.]

Interviews and topics about life with chronic illness, disability, and invisible illness with a healthy dose of snark.

New: tweet your review!

Share your opinion about this podcast in 1 tweet and we will display it here. Click on the button.

I tweet my review

Health podcasts Visit podcast


The Joney Talks Podcast

Where we talk about personal finance and managing money, but not only that…

Latest episode: How to Juggle your Successful Rock Band and your Full-Time Job (Without Losing Your Mind) with Kade

Thursday February 20, 2020. Duration: 1:10:39.
Discover: the episode | the podcast

Your podcast here? →it's PodMust Plus

Latest Posts

If you’re one of the 2 million listeners of The Daily, The New York Times’ daily news podcast, you’ve…

Read more

This daily news briefing is a podcast playlist updated in real time with new content from the most trusted sources. An…

Read more

Don't be shy: submit a podcast to PodMust. The whole Internet would be eternally grateful to you.


Your time is precious. It’s the same for us. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.


Well, the bad news is: we're French. But the good news is: we built a top podcast directory that you can now enjoy in english. And voilà!