The holidays are over, and that means you’re either jumping for joy because you’re finally rid of the stress, extended family and expectations of the season, or you’re possibly sinking into a case of the post-festivity blues. While feeling a bit of a let-down after a major event is normal, if your mood has turned into a general “funk” or feelings of depression that you just can’t shake, you’re not alone.
From Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to depression, the winter blues are more common than you think. To find out the differences and how to deal with them without just trying to will yourself to “get happy”, we consulted with Dr. Deborah Serani, an author and psychologist specializing in depression. Take a look at our conversation: