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Teach both the patient and the patient's family are important steps to treating a mood disorder.
Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, talks about the need for both patients and family to understand symptoms of mood disorders.
Dr Noonan is a physician consultant and Certified Peer Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of four books and a blog on managing depression, most recently Helping Others With Depression: Words to Say, Things to Do (December 2020). Dr Noonan offers peer counseling to fellow patients, including physicians and other professionals, and can be confidentially reached through her website at https://susannoonanmd.com.