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How to Cope with Depression During the Holiday Season

Ordinarily, the holiday season is a time of celebration and togetherness. But there are those who find it to be a very difficult time of the year.

How could that be? It’s the happiest season of all! Well, friends or family may pass, circumstances may keep us apart from our loved ones, and holiday gift-giving could put a strain on a budget.  For these reason and more, it’s important to realize that depression can happen to anyone at any time regardless of age, accomplishment or background.

Prevention begins with identifying signs of depression. Here are a few of the many red flags of depression
:

  • Sadness
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Complaining
  • Low self worth
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Isolation or social withdrawals
  • Obsession on death – suicidal thoughts or attempts
Depression doesn’t have to be a part of aging, and you don’t have to live with it. There are many solutions to detecting and overcoming depression, but it all begins with you. While depression can go away on its own it’s advised to see a professional to eliminate unnecessary suffering.

Our knowledgeable team has experience identifying and providing solutions to all these symptoms. We offer easy access to supportive compassionate care at Family Physicians Group. You will feel completely safe and secure in speaking with our trained and certified professional staff about any and all symptoms and concerns.

Schedule your free depression screening

Don’t worry about the cost if you have a Medicare advantage plan; Medicare Part B covers depression screening for all seniors once a year. For more information call 1.866.999.3741 or reach out to us for an appointment, today. We encourage your feedback please comment below, or you can chat with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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