Depression is different from feeling sad. It is an illness and needs treatment. Find out about symptoms, treatment, current research and how to cope with depression when you have cancer.

About depression and cancer

Find out about how depression is different from feeling sad and why it is important to recognise if you are depressed.

Causes of depression

Read about the causes of depression, and how it can affect you if you have cancer.

Symptoms of depression

Read about the symptoms of depression and how to deal with suicidal thoughts.

Treating depression

Find out how your doctor can assess if you have depression and how different talking therapies, anti depressants or herbal remedies can help to make you feel better.

Resources and organisations

Organisations, support groups, books, leaflets and CDs to help you cope with depression.

Last reviewed: 
06 Sep 2019
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