October 31st, 2011

How to Stay Upbeat During the Holidays

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Anticipation alone of activity-related events during the holidays can create stress that leads to the holiday blues, says Mayo Clinic rheumatologist, John Davis, MD. “Just the idea of making meals, shopping, wrapping gifts, entertaining – and the pain and joint stiffness that these activities are likely to exacerbate – can be overwhelming. What should be a happy, enjoyable time becomes the opposite,” says Dr. Davis.

Arthritis Today,  Judy DiEdwardo, 10/31/11

Tags: Psychology and Psychiatry, Rheumatology

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