10 Reasons Depression Worsens During the Holidays | The Exhausted Woman

Ever wonder why depression seems so much worse during the holiday season? Some of the reasons may be a surprise, while others seem very obvious. Each one of these are based on real personal struggles. Humbuggery. This word is made famous in Charles Dicken’s story, A Christmas Carol, where Scrooge frequently says, “Bah-Humbug.” The pure meaning of the word is a pretense or deception. During this time of year, the gap between the happy (whether faked or real) and the sad seems to be amplified. This trickery gives the illusion that depression is worse because of the comparison to the cheerful. Superficial. Just one short month ago, a rare election upset created a divisive nation elevating levels of anxiety and doom. These feelings have not had a chance to reset and already there is an expectation of celebrating the holidays joyously. This fast shift creates an artificial and shallow façade which most depressed people are unable to accommodate. Disconnection. Some people have party

Source: 10 Reasons Depression Worsens During the Holidays | The Exhausted Woman

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