n South African Psychiatry Review - Coping with depression over the festive season




Extracted from text ... South African Psychiatry Review - November 2004 35 Although Christmas is traditionally a time of fellowship and joy, for many the festive season represents a time of loneliness and misery, frustrated by painful memories. For people on their own, Christmas can be the loneliest time of the year and a period to be dreaded, especially if it is the first holiday after the death of a loved one. For others, Christmas may be a melancholic reminder of happier times that may have passed. According to Wendy Walters, a social worker at the University of Alabama's Hospice program, a loss is ..


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