Christmas Depression

Christmas is considered a period of joy and optimistic hopes. Usually this is so, but for many people can be a very sad time and do accompanied by feelings of loneliness, helplessness and discouragement. This condition is called Christmas Depression Christmas Blues". Depression is common in the festivities of December during the Christmas and New Year, when we balance sheets and projects. What for too many is the happiest time of year for others it is quite the opposite. Christmas and family gatherings can become sad and difficult time to endure, especially if the person is already depressed or going through an existential crisis.
Christmas is the season that most affects the depression; while depression can strike at any time of year is around Christmas that the majority of suicides happen. We must be aware of it and especially to the elderly who need more attention.
There are many causes for this type of mood disorder that can develop into a true depression, with the same symptoms of clinical depression.
Usually the Christmas depression is brief in duration from several days to weeks and often end when the holidays end and returns to the daily routine.
It is necessary to try to understand, what might be the reason for each one, the most closely related to the sphere of affection and the more strictly physical.
However I can suggest some basic rules of health during the holidays.

Factors contributing to the Depression Christmas
• Increased stress

• Fatigue

• Expectations unfulfilled

• Vulnerability to the biological station and the low solar radiation

• Unable to be with family

• Memories of past celebrations

• Social pressure to binge

• Change of diet

• Change in daily routine

• Lack of someone who no longer exists

The most common symptoms of depression for Christmas are:
• Headache

• Inability to sleep or sleeping too much

• Changes in appetite

• Agitation or anxiety

• Feelings of excessive or inappropriate guilt

• Decreased ability to concentrate

• Diminished interest in activities that normally lead to pleasure

How to defend off the "Christmas Depression":
• Try to minimize the expectations and turn Christmas into a "normal festivity."

• Have an organized program for this holiday season.

• Do not make intentions to change total after the New Year.

• Practice an outdoor physical activity, even if it is cold and mostly in daylight hours.

• Being with people

• Do not change a lot and especially the rhythms of sleep

• Do not drink alcohol to excess

• Do not overdo it with food

• Not having unattainable expectations

• Do not focus on what we have

• Do not lament the past, but make small realistic goals for the future and concrete.

In conclusion; leaving aside projects "extraordinary" to propose realistic goals, organize their time, make lists, priorities, make a plan and follow it. Exit spirituality very "Liturgy" of the parties and seek to invent new ways to celebrate Christmas.
The depressed person needs to be understood and cared ... It is therefore especially important to allow yourselves to be sad or nostalgic. These are normal feelings, particularly at Christmas.


Anxiety is a mental disorder characterized by an almost constant state of permanent anxiety, worry, anxiety, uneasiness, restlessness, anxiety, fear, etc.. What causes a malaise and a constant tension.
Anxiety, nervousness or anxiety is a biological characteristic of humans, which proceeds moments of real or imagined danger, marked by unpleasant bodily sensations, such as an empty feeling in stomach, heart beating fast, intense fear, tightness in chest, sweating etc.

The person is always in constant tension and 'afraid of anything "that she does not know or know how to define.

She feels uneasy and situations around her often create a malaise that she can not define or control.

This negative mood changes a person's life and takes her to depart from the reality around them, often ending up harming your life and your relationships.

Change of job, home, wedding, etc.. Any situation involving a change can unbalance the person suffering from anxiety.

All people can feel anxiety, especially with the busy life today. Anxiety turns out to be constant in the lives of many people. Depending on the degree or frequency, can become pathological and lead to many problems later, such as anxiety disorder. Therefore, it is not always pathological.

Having anxiety or suffer from this evil makes the person lose a good part of their self-esteem, or she fails to do certain things because it is judged to be unable to perform them. Thus, the term anxiety is somehow connected to the word fear, so the person becomes afraid of making mistakes when performing different tasks, without even trying to reach.

Anxiety at very high levels, or when presented with shyness or depression prevents a person to develop their intellectual potential. Learning is locked and this affects not only the learning of traditional education, but social intelligence. The individual does not know how to behave in social situations or at work, which can lead to stagnation in their careers.

Psychotherapy is used to give help in this situation as well as the practice of relaxing exercises like yoga, tai-chi and other exercises in order to release stress and relax the person.

However we must do another type of work that are located behind the causes of anxiety and that way it can work and eliminate the causes of anxiety.

Anxiety is a characteristic of anxious personalities and as such anxiety has a lot to do with the personality of the person as we know it is inherited and created lifelong.

Loss of loved ones can often aggravate this condition as experienced other stressful situations throughout life.

We have to change the way you see and feel for the person and it has to take the person to see and resolve situations that affect the unconscious level and without her realizing it.

In too many cases there are frequently situations in the physical body that underlie the anxiety and need to be corrected and eliminated that anxiety can be overcome and win.

Basically we have to recognize what causes behind the anxiety and how to fix them for the person to go to live your life the way she deserves to be lived.