Its not unusual to experience temporary feelings of sadness or depression as you try to adjust to the many changes your illness is causing. These feelings are so common that they usually do not require intensive counselling. However depression can effect you like a downward spiral. Being trapped in the depths of despair can happen at any time during your treatment. Be aware of this possibility, and know there are ways to overcoming it.
Here are some of the common warning signs of depressions.
- Loss of Appetite
- Inability to Sleep
- Inability to Communicate
- Difficult paying attention
- Prolonged feelings of sadness, grief and hopelessness
- Wide mood swings ranging from elation to despair
- Feelings of isolation
- Thoughts of Suicide.