Dr. Chad Brandt on CW39’s Morning Dose.

Dr. Chad Brandt visited CW39’s Morning Dose to talk about anxiety over the holidays and ways to work through it.

Symptoms that you or a loved one may be experiencing anxiety or depression:

  • Anhedonia (Reduced motivation or the ability to experience pleasure from things one may enjoy
  • Staying in bed
  • Avoidance (Family, friends, work)

Ways to work through your anxiety during the holidays:

  • Don’t avoid the things that might make you anxious (Keep moving, keep doing!)
  • Let ‘great’ be ‘good enough’ (Don’t try and be perfect and get lost in the details)
  • It’s okay to excuse yourself from a party or situation