This morning on the news there were an interesting set of reports about a recent report which suggests many people with cancer do not get proper treatment if they develop depression.
Indeed it goes on to suggest depression is highly correlated with a diagnosis of cancer.
I found this very interesting as I know from my own family’s experience. Indeed my grandmother who suffered for many years with rheumatoid arthritis. Of course, in those days, few people saw a relationship between the two.
These days it is different. I know from anecdotal evidence from my years in healthcare research that people with say fibromyalgia or multiple sclerosis may often develop depression.
On the other had with the current popularity of the ALS (motor neurone disease) ice bucket challenges it reminded me that I was told by an ALS research that there was much more chance of depression affecting the caregiver than the person with MND.
So I am really interested in the very simple question “Do you suffer from depression as a result of another medical condition?”. It would be great if you could take the poll below to share your answers. I have included some responses for caregivers as well.
Please feel free to share your story in the comments section below!
Many thanks in advance.