Why “depression and anxiety” grows at the Holidays: the word of the specialists

The end of the year holidays can mean for some people “moments of sadness”; above all, for those people who already suffer depression Y anxiety. For this reason, the team Mental Health of the Hospital de Clínicas Observe about this situation so that people are aware of the main symptoms.

in accordance with a statement published by specialists at the José de San Martín Hospitalthese dates of collective symbolization are a challenge for people suffering from depression, since for them they are moments of real or symbolic mourning”.

In addition, this time represents for those who suffer from this pathology “social commitments and discomfort”according to Patricio Rey, a doctor at the Mental Health Department of the Hospital de Clínicas.

The experience of these times is much more traumatic and tends to worsen in patients with depression due to their sensitivity”, he added.

New Year’s Eve is also related to moments of tension.

In that, Rey explained that, although there are several factors for a person with a sense of depression to suffer the holidays, “They are always associated with age, physical illness or the loss of a loved one”.

Another reason may be “disability, economic difficulties and problems of social integration”. For this reason, those people who have suffered losses or similar situations “are especially vulnerable.”

“Sadness is often mistakenly associated as the main symptom of depression. It is very common for depressed patients not to know about their condition and who only managed to identify it after being treated by a mental health professional.“Rey said.

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Depression is often coupled with anxiety, disorders that “have warned.” “Those who suffer from them saw their pictures worsen and many people experienced them for the first time. More cases of addictions are also being seen in our country, especially alcoholism, smoking, cannabis, cocaine and drugs in general, ”he specified.

The symptoms and what to do on these dates

The statement indicates that the main symptoms in depressed patients are: feeling of irritability, apathy, discomfort, fatigue, chronic pain and somatizations. These physical and emotional signs that “are exacerbated at the end of the year.”

Consequently, specialists recommend being attentive to the symptoms that may appear and using social networks prudentlyas well as regulate the consumption of social networks, to avoid making comparisons between people and achievements.

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