Holiday depression an issue for many

While it's the season to be jolly, many suffer from holiday depression. Experts say the feeling is common, and there are warning signs to be

Dr. Maryann Popiel of Jacobi Medical Center told News 12 The Bronx that 7 to 9 percent suffer from clinical depression, while upward of 20 to 25 percent feel stressed or “a little blue” around the holidays.

Dr. Maryann Popiel of Jacobi Medical Center told News 12 The Bronx that 7 to 9 percent suffer from clinical depression, while upward of 20 to 25 percent feel stressed or “a little blue” around the holidays. (12/23/13)

THE BRONX - While it's the season to be jolly, many suffer from holiday depression.

Experts say the feeling is common, and there are warning signs to be aware of. Signs include feeling moody and excessive drinking or eating.

Anyone suffering from seasonal depression should try to seek the support of loved ones and friends. If a loved one isn't available, volunteering is a suggested way to lift your spirits.

If you are feeling hopeless or suicidal, experts say to seek professional help immediately.
 

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