The holidays, while joyful for many, can be a trying time of year for others. While some see the holidays as a time to reconnect with family and loved ones, not everyone has that same outlook. Some people aren’t able to be in the same place as loved ones due to distance, while others are coping with the loss of significant others or family members. And some people may be experiencing health concerns. Each of these issues makes the holidays a trying time for many. However, there are several ways to cope with the holiday blues and make the season more pleasant.
The Holiday Blues are generally temporary feelings of stress or anxiety around the holidays due to unrealistic expectations or memories that come with the season. There are several symptoms to indicate holiday depression including fatigue, frustration, tension, sadness, loneliness or isolation, and a general sense of loss. However, it is important to note the difference between clinical depression and holiday depression. Holiday Blues are a temporary form of depression whereas clinical depression is a long-term issue. But, it is vital to take care of the short-term issues too as they can lead to long-term problems down the road.
While the Holiday Blues can be difficult to navigate, there are several ways to help cope with the season. Here are a few:
If you are concerned that you are experiencing holiday depression, contact Primary Care Physicians of Florida. We have doctors who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana on staff, as well as others who are on the list of CarePlus healthcare providers.
Some of the other insurances we carry at Primary Care Physicians of Florida are (but not limited to): Medicare, Medicaid, AARP, UnitedHealthCare, and Guardian. Please contact us for more information about the insurance plans we accept.
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