Fighting The Blues

Annette Nay, Ph.D.

Copyright 1999

Dear Annette,

I just returned home from a two week vacation with my husband. We had a really great time. I really enjoyed myself, but now, since my return home I am feeling really down. Can you help me? I don't know why I feel this way.


Dear Feeling Down,

Your feeling "blue" could be caused by a number of reasons or a combination of them:

1. Depressed to have to come back and face all the problems of your daily life.

2. Tired from the trip.

3. Hormonal imbalance

4. Stress of daily life problems

5.  Being over-extended in time or recourses.

6. Coming down with an illness/flu.

7.  Holding in feelings instead of expressing them.

6. Actual depression ... not enough endorphins being made in the brain causing a chemical imbalance.


If I had to guess what it was, I would guess it was a combination of any or all for the first five. These would be the most normal reasons.



When you know what smells, sounds, colors, things, activities, etc., make you happy surround yourself with them.

If these things are not helping then it is time to seek your medical doctor's advice. There are several things like Hypothyroidism that can cause depression. If this is not bring answers then it is time to seek the help of a psychiatrist to check the chemical balance in the brain.


I hope your problem is something simple and is easily taken care of.

Best wishes,

Annette Nay, Ph.D.

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