Everyone waits for the festive season. You experience joy and happiness all around you with many gatherings and festive treats. We are in happy mode and in a super joyous mood with the holiday season. Now getting back to work and normalcy in life is quite a tedious task.
So what makes you happy during the festive season??Festive treats Gathering with near and dear ones OR Is it the holiday season
Well, there is science behind it. During this festive season, with the sweets and gatherings, you tend to release the feel-good hormones in your body which are ENDORPHINS which make you feel happy.
So what happens to the body and mind POST FESTIVE SEASON?
It goes into the state of gloomy mood and sort of depression which is “POST FESTIVAL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME”
What is “POST FESTIVAL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME?” Is it similar to depression?
The celebration and joy all around you give a boost and kick start to your mood. The color, lights, sweets, and people all around create a great impact on your mood and makes you feel happy, and release the feel-good hormone. It's all the game of hormones.
Let's put it in simple words, After all the celebrations and excitement you step into a state of mind which is called “PFWS” where you tend to feel low, sad, and gloomy.
Can “POST FESTIVAL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME” can lead to chronic DEPRESSION ??
There is a scientific answer to it. Yes, it can lead to chronic depression based on the fact if it lasts for more than 3 months.
The withdrawal symptoms last for 2 -4 weeks. But can lead to a problem and become chronic and if it lasts for more than 3 months to 6 months.
Difference between DEPRESSION and POST FESTIVAL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME:
POST FESTIVAL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME
MOODA sudden feeling of low mood after the festival
Constant feeling of low mood
THINKINGThinking about the festival season makes
you feel good
BEHAVIOURNon -ignorant to things
Ignorant to things
SLEEPFeels sleepy all the time
Sleep and wake cycle disturbed
(as if in holiday mood )
TIMEAcute: Last for around 6 weeks - 2 months
Chronic: Last for around more than 3 months
MEDICATIONCounseling and natural remedies help
Conventional treatment and its side effects
EVERYTHING ABOUT DEPRESSION YOU NEED TO KNOW !! CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT
What is depression?
CausesFamily history: Genetics play an important role Brain structure and metabolism: Reduced glucose to the brain Medical condition: Chronic conditions which are difficult to cure. Childhood trauma: Impact on mental condition due to traumatic situation Drug use: Longer-term medications like Blood pressure problems or diabetes
SymptomsMood: Low Appetite: Diminishes appetite or Binge eating Sleep: Disturbed Activity level: No desire to work or exercise Thoughts: Overthinking
TreatmentMedical treatment: Antidepressant, Anti-anxiety, and antipsychotic medicine Supportive therapy: Homeopathy and Ayurveda Psychotherapy: Talk therapy and counseling
TOP 10 Tips to help you out the post-festive season to switch to ZEN MODE 1..2..3Stay happy, Think positive, stay motivated Eat right: There are various sweet fruits that can help you stay healthy and release the tryptophan in the body and charge your mood. Sleep: Your biological clock must work right. Have a good refreshing sleep. Exercise: Exercise is a natural stress buster Go shopping Meditation and yoga Switch to Ayurveda Try herbal teas which calms you down Take your multivitamins and omega supplements. Try homeopathy
Treatment for POST FESTIVAL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME
No, there is no treatment available for a short-term low mode which is considered normal for 2 -3 days. However, it can lead to chronic depression if not taken care of at an early stage