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Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda, Psy.D.

Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda, Psy.D.

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Coping with stress and the holiday blues

Q. What are the “holiday blues?” A. The holiday season is in full swing: shopping, cooking, planning trips and cleaning in anticipation of visitors. Layering those activities on top of a daily workload and family responsibilities can be challenging. All of our thoughts and feelings are heightened during this intense time of the year, and they can bring stress and depression instead of happiness.