Check out Symptoms of Depression in the "Helpful handouts" section it may help you decide if you are experiencing depression. You may also want to talk to a support person and your family doctor about your symptoms.
Remember that some symptoms of depression can be connected to the treatment you are undergoing, the treatment side effects or the medications used. They may not always be reliable indicators of depression in people with cancer. For example, decreased energy is a common symptom of treatment and does not necessarily indicate you are experiencing depression. That is why it is important to discuss your symptoms with your doctor and health care team.
Know one has to suffer endlessly. Most people with depression feel a sense of relief when they learn the facts about depression. Depression is not a personal weakness, and most importantly, you learn you are not alone.
Each case of depression is unique, so people may require different methods of treatment. There is a range of treatment options for depression including counselling services and/or psychiatry services, medications, or a combination. Support from family, friends and self-help groups can also make a big difference.