'Holiday Blues' may have contributed to disappearance of Lee Co. woman
Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:44:56 GMT —
Many people suffer from holiday blues, especially the elderly.
And while we don't know exactly the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 77-year-old Fannie Corley, psychologists say holiday depression may have contributed. Psychologists say the holidays can often cause depression, and the elderly seem to be more susceptible to the so-called holiday blues.
"Everything seems to be enhanced at the holidays, the joy as well as the pain and I think there's just a notion that everybody in the world is having a good time but me, or is close to somebody," Said therapist Elaine Gurley.
Warning signs include: If the person talks of being worthless or having nothing to live for, talking about suicide or if they talk about past regrets as they look back on their life.