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