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Keeping Spirits Bright: Managing the Post-Holiday Letdown

Some people, especially those with chronic disease, experience depression and/or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) after the holidays are over. Dr. Stuart Drescher, a psychologist experienced in working with patients with chronic diseases including ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, gives tips on how to manage the letdown that often occurs in January and February, when the holidays are over and the days seem dark and dreary.

He gives tips on pacing yourself so that you don’t crash after major events and holidays. Dr. Drescher also gives ideas on what family members and caregivers should watch for to help a loved one work his or her way through these disabling symptoms.

Keep your spirits bright through the rest of the winter with these helpful ideas.

 

 

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The Bateman Horne Center holds monthly education meetings on the first Wednesday of each month. Patients and other interested parties that reside in the Salt Lake City area are invited to attend in person at the new BHC Education Center (located at 24 South 1100 East, Suite 205, Salt Lake City, UT), meet others and engage in a live Q&A.

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