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How are mental health problems related to hepatitis C treated?

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Antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs can help. Some doctors prescribe them before you take interferon in order to prevent or limit these symptoms. You can also get help from talking with a psychiatrist or mental health counselor. Your doctor can recommend one. Some therapists specialize in treating people like you who are trying to manage a long-term disease.

SOURCES: Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. Hepatitis Foundation International. HCV Advocate. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.





Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

SOURCES: Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. Hepatitis Foundation International. HCV Advocate. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.





Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

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