Depressed by the holidays: Normal or Nuts?
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
- Duration 2:49
- Date Nov 21, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
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Favorite segment of the week sorry Dick Morris and my normal or not it's it's a question everyone asked himself once in awhile is a question we -- back to keep tableau.
Every single week serious right -- -- -- the doctor just like that it's almost magic paid to a doctor Keith.
Well I'm okay -- -- -- Brian many business don't you know I've been television.
President in the email little LA how NASA my son is normally is -- worried about school.
This affects his appetite and sleeping is this normal is this knots.
Well look it's not nuts it's normal school phobia for -- much more common -- And they're making -- good reason.
For your son being nervous and anxious number one look into bullying.
Look into whether this homework that's making the -- upset is there -- learning disorder at play.
You know what don't discount the anxiety is crazy.
Decide what's really happening get -- help.
Or might be like Alison put too much pressure -- your kids.
Number two email.
I'm 52 and other -- -- during the year I keep myself busy with work and hobbies.
But how -- time is the worst they feel so lonely even the Christmas commercials on TV will be a depression.
Is this normal doctor -- Again sadly normal.
Sadly normal not everybody feels like celebrating the holidays that's what I like to say.
Bottom line is first of all could be the effect of light.
This season is tough on a lot of people -- also -- these bring up this expectation that you should be over the top happy about your family for instance.
Well a lot of families don't make you happy.
They're real problems that you haven't explored.
Go into those problems really use these qualities as a kind of signpost to figure out what why aren't I happy ask more questions not -- And I think you addressed a lot of people without one in this was relatively unique.
I only speak English but whenever we go to my mother in law for the holidays everyone only speaks in Russian and I'm left out my husband doesn't understand why this upsets me.
-- my normal or -- Well -- they Bjorn normal they are crazier than balloons exactly people including your house.
And -- there excluding you and you're not crazy.
To fuel excluded here's the bottom line your husband's -- was in I would learn Russian for two words.
Use up and tell him it's from the doctor doctor Keith -- for him.
I hope they're taping this do you suck I hope so -- says that wasn't -- gave our producer we have to go over this.
Doctor -- yeah well you have a great Thanksgiving and I hope your family does make you happy.
Yes indeed there won't be speaking Russian without good neither -- -- We're just we're still trying to -- -- old English I.