Beating the holiday blues

Three Yale faculty members talk about why some people get sad around the holidays, and what the difference is between typical holiday blues and a more serious condition, clinical depression. The video also offers 10 ways to beat the holiday blues.

Although the holidays are supposed to be a season of peace, love and joy, many people just can’t seem to get into the spirit of merriment. They suffer through what is known as the “holiday blues.” In extreme though rare cases, the blues can tip over into true clinical depression. Yale experts are available to discuss ways to avoid the blues, and what to do if you or a loved one is suffering from something more serious. To see what these experts have to say – and to learn “Ten Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues” – view this video.

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