The holidays aren't always a time of merriment and joy—for some, the season presents the possibility of depression and anxiety.
For many people, the holidays are a time to relax, reconnect with
family, and enjoy the festive spirit. But for many others—whether they
suffer from strained family relations, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or
undiagnosed depression or anxiety issues—December is also a time for
increased loneliness, stress, fatigue, self-scrutiny, and pessimism
about the future.
Those in danger of falling prey to the so-called
"holiday blues" can be proactive, however, according to the advocacy and...