Hepatitis C can affect more than your liver. The condition may also lead to potential cognitive symptoms, meaning it can impact your mind and feelings.
For example, it’s common for people living with hepatitis C to experience moments of confusion and have difficulty thinking clearly, also called “brain fog.” Hepatitis C may also increase the risk that a person will experience depression and anxiety.
In turn, people who experience mental effects related to hepatitis C may find it more challenging to stick to their treatment plan. That’s one of the many reasons it’s important to think about your mental health, and seek help and support if needed.
Staying in touch with your mental well-being can make a difference. To get started, here are seven quick questions that you can answer to receive an instant assessment of how you’re managing the mental side of hepatitis C. You’ll also receive specific resources where you can find support and get more information.