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Do you have the "Holiday BLUES"?


So the past few days . . . we've been talking about "food" and "alcoholic hangovers" . . .


And unfortunately . . . many times the "holiday's" also bring on the "HOLIDAY BLUES"!


You see . . . "balancing" the demands of shopping, parties, family obligations and house guests . . . can contribute to "feelings" of being "overwhelmed" and increased "tension".


And people that "do not" view themselves as being "depressed" . . . many times develop "stress responses" like . . . headaches . . . excessive drinking . . . and over eating.


While people that are "depressed" . . . many times feel like they're drowning in life's journey . . . and just going through the motions . . . especially around the holidays.


We also spoke about "holiday burnout" . . . which can often make us "over-commit" . . . and "over-engage" during the holiday season . . . all leading to some form of "depression"!!!


So the question for today is this . . . is there such a thing as "seasonal depression"???


Well . . . the answer would be . . . "YES"


And when "mood changes" . . . are more serious than the average day's emotions . . . this can affect how we feel, think and handle daily activates.


And "IF" . . . we "notice" significant changes in our "mood" and "behavior" when the "seasons change" . . . we may be suffering from "seasonal affective disorder" (SAD) . . . which is a type of "depression"!!!


And with this . . . sensory elements around the holidays . . . like songs, smells, decorations or even some family members . . . can "triggers" a holiday trauma.


This now . . . can increase our rate of "STRESS" . . . and therefore . . . our rate of "depression" and "anxiety" . . .


So why does "depression" tend to "increase during the holidays you ask???


Well . . . "social isolation" is one of the biggest predictors of "depression".


When people feel "disconnected" in life on a daily basis . . . they tend to "pull" a way from social interactions at holiday time.


And unfortunately . . . this in turn . . . makes the feelings of loneliness and symptom's of "depression" even worse.


So tomorrow . . . let's continue and figure out how we can "cope" to make it through this "holiday season" . . .


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