Depression and Anxiety from Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism with Dr. Achina Stein

Episode 20: Depression and Anxiety from Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism with Dr. Achina Stein

This may not be the first time you hear that depression and anxiety are related to thyroid problems. But do you know exactly how Hashimoto's hypothyroidism impacts depression, mood and anxiety disorders? 

Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition that causes your immune system to attack the thyroid, resulting in an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. 

This in turn leads to an increased risk for depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. 

With the right understanding of why you have depression and anxiety occurs, you can begin to address the root causes and improve your health. 

To aid you with this, Dr. Achina Stein is here with us to talk about:

- How Hashimoto's hypothyroidism impacts depression mood anxiety disorders?

- The regions of the brain and types of cells impacted by the thyroid

- Root causes of both Hashimoto's and depression

- Why people with hypothyroidism don't get better with antidepressants?



About the Guest:

Dr. Achina Stein is an Amazon international bestselling author of "What If It's NOT Depression? Your Guide to Finding Answers and Solutions." She is a board-certified psychiatrist and has been in practice for 25 PLUS years. Propelled by her son’s mental health crisis in 2010, she found functional medicine which resolved all his mental health problems as well as her own. She has a busy private practice called Functional Mind LLC in Riverside, RI where she sees patients for functional medicine and psychotherapy. She is a certified practitioner of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, an Azarias Energy Healer, and was awarded the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by NAMI-RI in 2008. She is a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As a companion to her book, she offers programs to find and reverse all of the root causes of your depression like symptom. It's a perfect alternative to medication for people with chronic mild to moderate depression-like symptoms that does not respond to antidepressant medications. She also offers an “Tapering SSRI Medication” course. She enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, singing and gardening.


Connect with Dr. Achina Stein:

IG - dr.achinastein



About the Host:

Dr. Anshul Gupta is a best-selling author, speaker, researcher, and world expert in Hashimoto’s disease. He educates people worldwide on reversing Hashimoto’s disease.
He is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, with advanced certification in Functional Medicine, Peptide therapy, and also Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine.
He has worked at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine alongside Dr. Mark Hyman. He has helped thousands of patients to reverse their health issues by using the concepts of functional medicine.

Connect with Anshul Gupta, MD:
Website - AnshulGuptaMD
Best Seller Book -
Youtube Channel - AnshulGuptaMD
Instagram - AnshulGuptaMD
Facebook - drguptafunctionalmedicine
Linkedin - AnshulGuptaMD
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