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Depression is a condition that can cause symptoms like feeling sad, hopeless and tired. Anyone can get depression. Feelings of depression are common in people with chronic condition, like cirrhosis. Having depression can impact many parts of your life.

For more information, check out the videos below from My Health Alberta, or visit their website topic by clicking here: Depression

Depression Is Common

Depression: How it Affects Your Body

Depression: Balancing Brain Chemicals

Treatment For Depression

Counseling for Depression

Depression Medicines


The information on this page was adapted (with permission) from the references below, by the Cirrhosis Care Alberta project team (physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, and patient advisors).

This information is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare team. They know your medical situation best. Always follow your healthcare team’s advice.


  1. US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 
  2. Canadian Liver Foundation
Last reviewed March 15, 2021
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