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Holiday Highs & Low, Low, Lows
Hannah Harrison
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Holiday Highs & Low, Low, Lows

Written By: Sherri Oliver

The holidays are just about here. For some, it's a joyful season. For others, not so much - 88% of Americans feel the holiday season is the most stressful time of year;1 and for 84% of those individuals, excessive feelsings of stress start as early as November.2

Holiday stress and depression are real, and the causes vary. Everything from broken relationships, loss, financial hardship, family drama, travel, expectations and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can influence moods. Yes, SAD is a thing. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression related to changes in seasons - for most individuals symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months.3

Symptoms associated with SAD or holiday depression can include:4

  • Agitation
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep issues
  • Headaches

Ways to cope:5

  • Be realistic
  • Set a budget
  • Plan in advance

 

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