Why can thanksgiving and Christmas be such harder days? I had a lovely day and am lucky enough that my latest bout of anxiety ended (more like mostly dissipated) about two months ago. I haven’t had high levels of depression in a while and I almost NEVER cry even when I’m depressed. Yet, I ended my day in tears today. Is this normal? I have so many blessings in life at the moment compared to other during such a horrible times bf really am appreciative. Is it guilt because others are suffering?

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Hi OP, I’m sorry you’re experiencing this! Please consider speaking with someone. Betterhelp.com and Talkspace.com are both highly rated. I suffer from depression and anxiety and I use a CES (cranial electrotherapy stimulation) device from Fisher Wallace and it’s been a huge help. I’ve experienced no side effects and, most importantly, my intrusive thoughts and anxiety have been bought down to almost nothing. Occasionally I’ll have an intrusive thought or suffer a little anxiety, but they are at a level that’s not in any way like it was before. Please speak with someone though. You deserve to be happy.

I just have to say this as I’m just noticing how much you’ve posted about CES in a very ad-like way that makes me uncomfortable:

The research on whether CES works is inconclusive for treating depression. There are therapeutic methods that are proven, so I generally like to encourage that.

In any case, hoping everyone speaks to professionals about treatment plans and does not purchase devices to self-treat under any circumstances. Just a disclaimer that I feel I need to add wherever this comes up.

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