One voice | Two perspectives on staying mentally strong
Laura is a clinical social worker with 27 years of experience helping patients through difficult life circumstances. In December of 2000, she was faced with her own struggle when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She suddenly found herself turning to the tools and skills she had taught patients over the years in order to cope with her own diagnosis and treatment. Ultimately, Laura emerged with a new perspective on the effect serious health problems can have on mental and emotional health. >> View FAQs & Key Take-Aways for Patients & Caregivers
Featured Videos Butler psychiatrist, Michael Fiori MD, discusses the importance of speaking with your doctor about your emotions during treatment. Symptoms of cancer, such as feeling worried or sad, overlap with symptoms of depression, causing the psychiatric illness to often go untreated.
Below, Fiori speaks on how cancer medication may trigger depression amongst patients, and which treatment options are most effective for managing the symptoms of depression.