The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, but for many people, it can be a trigger for mental health issues. During the holidays, people can experience problems like being estranged from their families, stress, depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has reported that, for individuals with a mental health diagnosis, the holidays can exacerbate symptoms. For many, these issues don’t just occur before the holidays – they can last long after the holidays are over and the new year has begun. And for others, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But once the holidays are over, they can’t help but feel a little down. This feeling is known as the post-holiday blues. While it’s normal to feel a little sad after the holidays, these blues can last for weeks or even months for some people, in turn negatively impacting mental health.

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Why do people get the post-holiday blues?

Several factors can contribute to the post-holiday blues. For many, it’s simply a case of the “January blues,” as January can be a bleak month, especially after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Others may miss their loved ones, whom they only see during this time of year. And some may feel disappointed if their holiday didn’t meet their expectations. Whatever the case may be, there are ways to prevent the post-holiday blues from taking over your life and taking a toll on your mental health.

Seasonal Depression can also be a factor

During the winter months, particularly January and February, individuals suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may feel an increased sense of depression. For some adults with SAD, these feelings can become even more intense after celebrating the holidays and drain your mental health and wellbeing.

You’re not alone if you’re feeling a little down after the holidays. But, if your symptoms don’t go away after a couple of weeks or you’re struggling so much that you can’t get out of bed, or carry out your normal day-to-day activities, then it’s vital to seek professional help, as it shows that your mental health is suffering.

What is PrTMS?

Serene Health now offers PrTMS (Personalized Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of the brain to decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

PrTMS has been shown to be highly effective in treating depression and anxiety, so it’s an excellent option for anyone struggling with the post-holiday blues or just feeling like their mental health isn’t doing so well. It’s also safe, quick, and easy – sessions last less than an hour, and there are no severe side effects.

How does PrTMS work?

You’ve probably heard of heart arrhythmia- an irregular heartbeat pattern that can affect the heart. Similarly, a brain arrhythmia is where your brain’s electrical signals become erratic or disrupted – impacting its regular wave patterns. Abnormal brain rhythms are thought to be responsible for various mental healthdisorders, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, sleep disturbances, migraine headaches, addiction problems, attention deficit disorder/attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism.

Millions of Americans with mental and physical health problems related to brain function have only received therapies that helped manage their symptoms. PrTMS is designed to treat the source of the issue, not just the symptoms. PrTMS uses an innovative therapeutic approach to customize treatment plans and intervene with magnetic pulses that target areas of the brain responsible for mood regulation. By stimulating these areas, PrTMS can correct irregular rhythms and restore improved brain wave patterns to reduce symptoms related to mental health issues.

How PrTMS can help your mental health

There are many benefits to PrTMS. It is a drug-free, noninvasive treatment that has been shown to improve symptoms of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety and other issues such as insomnia, PTSD, addiction, and ADHD. One of the best things you can do for your mental health is to get enough sleep. When you’re well-rested, you’re better able to cope with stress and anxiety. PrTMS can help you get the deep, restful sleep you need to stay healthy during the holidays.

PrTMS can also help clear brain fog. Characterized by difficulties with memory, concentration, and cognitive function, brain fog can make it difficult to perform even simple tasks. Many people feel like they’re in a constant state of mental exhaustion, and it can be frustrating trying to get through the day. PrTMS involves using a magnetic field to stimulate specific areas of the brain. This helps to improve blood flow and oxygen levels, which can result in increased energy and mental clarity.

Other tips for dealing with post-holiday blues

The considerable weight of navigating difficult situations and relationships and keeping your cool during holiday events is very real. It can leave you feeling drained, exhausted, and in need of comfort. PrTMS is one way to help manage post-holiday blues, but there are many other ways to take care of your mental well-being during this time.

One way to help is to be mindful of your feelings and practice self-compassion. Take time out for yourself, and spend some time doing activities that bring you joy or make you feel relaxed – like going for a walk in nature, reading a book, listening to music, or writing in your journal. It’s also important to stay connected with supportive people so that you can share how you’re feeling and get help if needed. Talking about what you’re going through can be incredibly helpful, especially when it comes from people who understand and can provide support.

Finally, look after your physical health. Eating healthy food and getting regular exercise can help with mood-related issues, so make sure you’re taking care of yourself in that way too. If you’re struggling during this season, know that help is available. PrTMS can assist with holiday and post-holiday-related mental health issues by providing much-needed anxiety relief, better sleep, better focus, improved mood, and more.

Call Serene Health to learn more about PrTMS and how it can help you. Our team of expert healthcare professionals is here to provide the support you need. Along with Mindset PrTMS by Serene Health, we offer a variety of behavioral health and mental health services, including appointments through our telehealth platform, where you can speak to a therapist online at a time that is convenient for you. Call us at 844-737-3638 or visit www.serenehealth.com for more information.