Answers to Common Depression and Anxiety Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about depression and anxiety.

Are there things you can do to reduce the risk of feeling down during the winter months?

You don’t have to suffer in silence if you’re facing a case of the winter blues. Talk to your doctor about how to reduce the risk of feeling bummed out during winter months.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), some things that might work to reduce your risk could include:

  • Eating and drinking in moderation
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Going for a walk
  • Having lunch with friends
  • Taking a time-out from social media
  • Taking vitamin D
  • Using light therapy
  • Visiting a therapist or counselor
  • Volunteering in your community
  • Working out regularly

Talk with your doctor to learn more about reducing your risk of getting the winter blues.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Heather Markwell, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine