Friends & Family
Out and About, or Stressed Out?
The holidays are an exciting time of good cheer, warm family traditions, and spending time with friends. Or, are they?
For many people, the idea of entering a crowded room and chatting up coworkers or strangers at a party, exchanging gifts with friends, traveling from home, or attending large family gatherings can produce intense anxiety, depression, or both.
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED
William and Jeanne Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders
Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program
Children and teens with bipolar disorder experience unusual and extreme mood changes, which can affect energy and behavior. These changes are different from normal childhood and adolescent ups and downs. At times, those with bipolar disorder feel very happy and are much more active than usual. But other times, they feel extremely sad and are much less active.
Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD
Director of the Hispanic Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
Lecturer on Social Medicine, Harvard University
Melinda Stanley, PhD
Professor and Head, Division of Psychology
The McIngvale Family Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences
Mental Health Services Researcher, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Affiliate Investigator, South Central Mental Illness Research,
Education, and Clinical Center