The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are just around the corner. And although these occasions are supposed to be joyous, the pressures and expectations can bring added stress. Fatigue and isolation can compound feelings of loneliness. Reacting negatively to cope with holiday stress could be a sign of holiday depression. Over-eating, behaving impulsively, or withdrawing from family and friends are signs of holiday depression. On this issue, we speak with Kelly Dwyer, a clinical therapist with Portsmouth Behavioral Healthcare Services. Dwyer offers tips on recognizing the signs of the holiday blues and shares information on avoiding the holiday blues.