ADAA: Managing Holiday Stress for the Stressed

By:  Dr. Karen Cassiday

“Let’s face it.  The holidays can be stressful for anyone with all of the expectations for joy, gift-giving, and getting together with family, friends, and co-workers.  When you are prone to worry, social anxiety, or depression, however, the pressure can feel doubled because you feel out of sync with all of the expectations that apply pressure to your vulnerable spots.”

For advice on preparing for the holidays (or any time you feel the weight of pressure from social expectations), continue reading Dr. Cassiday’s post for the ADAA.

This post is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose mental health issues or serve as a treatment plan.  It is for the general public and not directed at any one person.