People with a serious condition like heart failure are bound to feel very sad or down at times. However, if these feelings persist and you notice that your partner or relative is not enjoying daily activities as they used to, or that your relationship is suffering, then this could be a sign of depression.
It’s important to seek medical help for depression or anxiety as these conditions are often treatable. If left they can make your partner's condition, as well as your general health, worse.
If you see some of the following symptoms in your partner or relative consistently for more than two weeks, then they may be depressed:
Your partner or relative may be overly anxious if they have any of the following symptoms for more than two weeks: