Holiday Depression: Signs, Causes, & Ways to Cope
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added seven new tips to “How to Manage Depression During the Holidays”. New material written by Christina Canuto, LMFT-A and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
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