Special Challenges of Caring for a Patient With a Mood Disorder

Caring for patients with mood disorders is different than caring for patients with any other medical issues.

Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, talks about the unique problems caregivers may face when trying to help a patient with a mood disorder.

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.