Not feeling the holiday cheer? 3 things that suggest it’s not just the “winter blues”

This time of year brings on many and varying emotions – but what if those emotions aren’t the holiday cheer you were hoping you’d feel? Maybe stress, either from work or your personal life, is bringing you down, or maybe you’re feeling grief at the loss of a loved one. But what if your Blue Christmas isn’t brought on solely by sadness?

Learn more about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) from Dr. Nagy Adel Youssef, a psychiatrist at Augusta University Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, in this post on the Your Health Today blog to help fight off the holiday sadness.

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