Depression and the Holidays

I posted this blog last year during the winter holidays but it still applies.

Between the Beats

It’s the holiday season. We’ve passed Thanksgiving and now Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s is here. Somewhere in the midst of all that celebrating you suddenly feel as though the bottom dropped out. Shopping, caroling, entertaining, parties; whatever you’re doing and wherever you are, you just feel overwhelmed.  Maybe you realize you’ve spent more than you should have. Perhaps you forgot to invite someone to your party or forgot a party you had said you’d attend. Your in-laws are coming and you need to get the house in order. A dozen things could trigger that sinking sensation. Anxiety and depression during the holidays is more common than you’d expect.

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Drinking and eating too much can cause you to feel ill; insomnia, and headaches abound. For some people loneliness may be an issue. Perhaps you can’t be home with family and friends; maybe you’ve recently divorced or had a…

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