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Common Feelings About Heart Failure
It is common for people to feel depressed or anxious after learning that they have a chronic disease such as heart failure. For some people, these feelings decrease or go away after they learn more about heart failure. They see that it is possible to cope with the condition and live good quality lives. For others, however, the feelings may continue or even get worse over time.
Although people with heart failure commonly experience depression or anxiety, that does not mean you have to accept living with these feelings. If you continue to feel depressed or anxious, it is important for your health that you take positive steps to manage these problems, instead of just waiting for them to get better on their own.