Depression and the Holidays
Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
December 11, 2018
Depression and the holidays seem to go hand in hand. The silly season isn't easy to deal with when you're depressed; consider these tips to make it easier.

Latest Cause Content

Birth Control and Depression

Is There a Link Between Birth Control and Depression?

Many patients have reported depression as a side effect of hormonal birth control. Learn more about the link between birth control and depression here.
2 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on November 27, 2018
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What It Is and How to Cope

Depression and seasonal affective disorder can strike when days get darker and colder. This is more severe and difficult to ignore than just "winter blues."
337 found this helpful by Angela Finlay and Eric Patterson on November 13, 2018
Video Depression Triggers video

What Triggers Depression?

Some common depression triggers can include a loss of a loved one, personal or work-related stress, hormonal changes, or seasonal changes.
25 found this helpful by Elodie Edjang on May 4, 2018
Postpartum Depression

Why Do Mothers Get Depressed After Giving Birth?

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder affecting women after childbirth. It causes symptoms of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion.
17 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on April 18, 2018
introverts and depression

Is Depression More Common in Introverts?

Depending on their personality traits, many people are susceptible to depression. So is it possible there is a link between introverts and depression?
198 found this helpful by Eric Patterson on April 4, 2018
Vitamin D and Depression

The Connection Between Vitamin D and Depression

Vitamin D plays an important part in overall physical and mental health. Studies have shown a strong connection between vitamin D and depression.
86 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on December 13, 2017
Circadian Rhythm and Depression

Understanding Circadian Rhythm and Depression

Over time, poorly regulated rhythms can lead to ill effects on physical, mental, and emotional health. Learn more about circadian rhythm and depression.
24 found this helpful by Eric Patterson on May 31, 2016
What Causes Depression?

What Causes Depression?

What causes depression? Despite its status as one of the most common mental health conditions, depression and its causes are not clear.
1.7k found this helpful by Eric Patterson on April 11, 2016
Post Nuptial Depression

Managing and Preventing Extreme Post-Wedding Blues

The aftermath of a wedding is not always the happiest of times for a bride or groom, and falling into post nuptial depression is not uncommon.
43 found this helpful by Nikki Thompson on September 16, 2015
Is Depression Different in Men and Women?

Is Depression Different in Men and Women?

There are many theories about gender differences in depression. Symptoms are typically the same, but the major complaint differs in men and women.
53 found this helpful by Natasha Devine on June 2, 2015