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Depression and Anxiety

Everyone feels sad, down or worried at some point. Feeling this way is a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles or stress. And dealing with CF can be stressful.

But if these feelings become more than just a “bad mood” — if they last a long time, get in the way of your daily life and sleep or if they just seem too much to handle — then it’s time to ask for help.

Click on any of the “basics” below to get more in-depth information, tips, and additional resources.

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Thank you to Michelle Eakin, Ph.D., and Kristin Riekert, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. for writing this section.

Updated 12/26/12

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