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November 29, 2022

NeuroJust TMS can help bring the joy back to your holidays

Tis the season to be jolly! But what if you don’t feel jolly? While most people are decking the halls with boughs of holly, there are a significant number of people who suffer from increased depression and anxiety during the holiday months.  It’s a real thing called Seasonal Affective Disorder.

If you are feeling the holiday blues, you are not alone.  A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 38% of people felt their stress levels increased during the holiday season. Increased stress levels can lead to substance misuse, illness, more anxiety, and depression and even thoughts of suicide.  And the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI) found that 64% of people living with a mental health issues reported that their conditions worsened around the holidays.

What are some common causes for depression during the holidays?
  • Stress due to more responsibilities, increased social interactions, and less down time
  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • Pressures of holiday obligations (travel, meal planning, gift giving, etc.)
  • Financial stress
  • Travel stress
  • Stressful family gatherings
  • First holiday season after the passing of someone you love
  • Loneliness
  • Disappointment over not being able to see family and friends
5 Tips to Manage Seasonal Depression

1.  Acknowledge and acceptyour feelings (and give yourself a break)

2.  Make a Budget (mitigate financial stress by making a budget and sticking to it)

3.  Manage expectations (understand your limits and don’t put too much pressure on yourself)

4.  Get plenty of sunlight and exercise. (Vitamin D helps increase mood)

5.  Seek professional help – (TMS Therapy is an ideal solution)

NeuroJust can help bring the joy back to your holidays. TMS targets the inactive neurons in your brain associated with depression. Magnetic pulses help awaken those dormant neurons, so you are able to feel happy again.  Call today to see if TMS is right for you – 504.619.8685.