Dealing With Depression in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Adrienne Dellwo, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Guide – Wednesday November 10, 2010

Depression doesn’t cause fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, but it does make them harder to deal with. It can heighten symptoms and thwart your efforts to take better care of yourself.

It’s normal to be depressed when you have a chronic illness, especially when it’s a life-changing one that can rob you of your relationships, future plans and financial stability. However, just because it’s normal doesn’t mean you should just live with it.

The first step is finding out whether you are depressed. Then, you need to understand the underlying causes and decide which types of treatment to try. To help you with each step of that process, I’ve put together this article:

It contains links to articles from About.com Depression Guide Nancy Schimelpfening as well as information specific to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

For more on how depression can hamper your treatment efforts, see:

Are you wondering if you’re depressed? Have you struggled with depression? What has helped you? Leave your comments below!

About Michelle Arbore

I am 36 years old, married for 8 years and have an almost 3 year old, Michael Richard. We also have two cats (Anibel & Mama). I own my own social media management and coaching business that allows me to work from home. I like to read, listen to music, take photos, learn new things, shop, watch TV and spend time with family and friends. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. I have suffered from this disease for over 15 years now. I started my blog so I could have a place to vent about what I am feeling. It has turned into a place where I post information about this disease, talk about books that I am reading about Fibro, and getting to meet other people who suffer from this.
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