Any major change in your life, such as an illness or continual problems such as fatigue or pain, may make you feel depressed, angry, helpless, or even hopeless. Some people feel so bad that they cannot sleep or eat. If you cannot get yourself going, therapy or counseling may help you get through these problems.
Some people are afraid to admit they need help. They believe others will think they are crazy if they talk to someone about their problems. It’s smart to get help when you’re forced to live with a difficult problem such as chronic pain and fatigue. If you are having symptoms of depression–poor sleep, change in appetite, crying, sad thoughts–be sure to talk with your health care provider.
(Source: University of Washington, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine)<