Regaining Control: Chronic Disease-Related Depression

April 15, 2015 4:37 PM

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Depression and chronic illness walk hand in hand, and it makes sense why: Painful, long-term illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, or MS (to name a few) can cause a devastating impact on your life, in large part, by stealing your control. Here's how.

When you're healthy, you're in control. To get stronger, you exercise. To boost your energy, you eat healthy. To prevent a cold, you wash your hands. But when chronic disease sets in, that control slips away. Even eating more carefully or exercising harder, you might still feel pain, sluggishness, o...

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