My parents and others who knew me before the Hepatitis said I've changed alot. I definitely had some severe mood swings, from the worst anxiety to horrible depression, with no happiness or peace in between. I raved, had amnesia, talked to myself to try to keep myself from flying out the window from the pain I was in, was paranoid and argumentative, and I looked pretty doggone nuts. I received treatment, but, in my case, the mental symptoms lingered until recently. I'm now finding out that I have diabetes from the Hep C, which can cause some pretty bad mood problems (don't underestimate how bad a person can feel with diabetes that is untreated) and I have some hypertrophy in my brain, peripheral neuropathy, and was having problems with my eyes, blood pressure problems. I also have an autoimmune disease caused by the hepatitis, which made me really go nuts, especially as I developed really bad arthritis and had to have surgeries on my neck and have constant pain. People can only stand so much pain and suffering and my autoimmune problem made me want to rip my guts out and it was everything I could do to hold it together for myself and my family. And not getting tx for hep could be really scary (getting tx is scary).
I had hospitalizations and a slew of medications but, in my case, treating the pain and illnesses, especially the diabetes, is really helping me a lot and now that life is not unbearable, I'm very happy to live it out. I hope you can talk to your dad and get him to seek some help, it must be hard for you. I hope you can talk to him and find out how he feels and help him somehow. Hepatitis can be a devastating disease (my acute infection lasted a mere 18 months and you can see the long lasting harm-- I'm 11 years out of tx and still having problems though I've been steadily negative for virus). I hope you are not angry with your dad, this is hard disease to cope with and treatment can be very tough and is not a 100% cure. I know my sister sometimes bypasses me and talks to my doctor directly, when need be, to protect me and my interests. I'm not sure if I answered your question. Sorry I couldn't help more.