For those who are prone to depression anyway, the weeks after a holiday can feel like the emotional rug has been pulled out from them. Yes, there are some things to do about it.
Published: Jan 02, 2013
Holiday Depression. Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for some people they are anything but. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment.
Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can’t be with loved …
Sadness or depression at holiday time can be a reaction to the stresses and demands of the season. In other cases, people may feel depressed around the winter holidays due to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as seasonal depression.
For many people, the holiday season is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety. WebMD offers tips for avoiding holiday depression.