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If you are over the age of 12, get screened for depression and anxiety. It's hard to be aware of your own mood imbalances. Usually, the diagnosis involves just a simple but standardized questionnaire that can help a healthcare provider figure out whether or not you need extra help. Screening is for everyone - whether or not you are the caretaker or the patient suffering from cystic fibrosis.
If you’re living with depression, anxiety, or both, get help now. Don't ignore this red flag! Untreated depression and anxiety can affect your quality of life as well. Don't ignore it now. Your CF care team will be able to recommend any further evaluations and will know what treatment options are available to you.