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What kind of emotional issues can hepatitis C cause?

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Mental health problems like depression and anxiety are more common among people with hep C. You may feel:

�Depressed

�Irritable

�Confused

�Emotionally unstable

�Unable to concentrate

Sometimes, how you feel may be a side effect of the medicine you're taking.�Some doctors prescribe antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs 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. Some therapists specialize in treating people 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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