Understanding Cirrhosis of the Liver: First steps for the newly diagnosed

 

What can I do if I often feel sad, down or depressed?

Feelings of depression—which include hopelessness, fatigue, anxiety and lack of interest in daily life—are common in people with cirrhosis, especially those people with hepatitis C. These changes can be part of the cirrhosis or they may have some other cause. If your feelings have changed and are not getting better, talk to your healthcare professional or someone you trust. Many options exist for handling depression. You’re not alone.