How to manage social anxiety during the holidays

How to manage social anxiety during the holidays

The holidays are a time for festivity, which usually means endless invitations to work and family parties, as well as reunions with friends and other social functions. While this can be a source of enjoyment for many, for those with social anxiety disorder (SAD), it can be a nightmare. People with SAD may dread these holiday social interactions and want to avoid them altogether. While saying no to some social events might be beneficial, refusing to go to any will only cause isolation and possibly lead to feelings of depression. Read more

How to evade depression triggers during the festive season

How to evade depression triggers during the festive season

What are the most common causes of depression during the holidays, and how do you prevent them? It’s not that uncommon to feel low while everyone seems to be up and about, enjoying in the most wonderful time of the year. Those who have depression know how tiring and exhausting it is to deal with it, especially when you don’t know when it’s going to hit you. Read more

8 ways to stay positive during the holidays

8 ways to stay positive during the holidays

As soon as November rolls around, stores begin to blend Thanks Giving decorations with Christmas decorations, and there’s barely a break in the holiday routine to prepare for New Year. Although the magic of the holidays lies in its ability to remind us of what’s truly important in life, and how to be grateful and optimistic for the future, it can also be the source of a lot of stress, and even depression.

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Cognitive aging in parents of kids with disabilities

Cognitive aging in parents of kids with disabilities

Caring for a child with special abilities is not an easy job. Parents and caretakers always have to be on their toes, which could take a toll on their health – both mental and physical. Several studies vindicate the veracity of the claim that there is a cognitive decline in the parents of children with disabilities.

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