Winter blues exacerbated by economy

December 22, 2008 2:20:53 PM PST
Feeling blue and broke this holiday season? Mental health problems are common and at their peak during the winter and holiday months. But researchers say this year's economic crisis is causing more people to seek professional help.

In the last 3 to 4 months doctors at a disorders clinic at UCLA say there has been an increase in patients with stress, depression and anxiety.

To get out of the rut, experts recommend maintaining your physical health, getting enough sleep, volunteering and just getting together with friends.


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