Barb - if you are depressed - or someone else is -- most certainly depression
is one of
the side effects of
HCV... But it could be because of
the disease --- or because of the mental status one finds themselves in when they learn they have a disease.
I found my learning about HCV followed a kind of "grief" like stage set up.
I went through disbelief, anger, hostility, depression, acceptance and then military precision on destruction of the disease.