Creating a schedule and keeping it can be a huge help to patients with anxiety or depression.
Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, discusses how schedules can be vital for patients who struggle with day-to-day tasks. Her top tip is to keep to their set schedule, even when they do not feel like it.
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.