Vacations are often planned months (if not years) in advance. Much time and thought is put into the details. There is lodging, packing, meal planning, area google searches, plane tickets, and transportation to be sorted out. In addition to all of the logistical planning that must take place, there is a fair amount of emotional excitement that typically goes into a vacation. The thrilling anticipation of an upcoming holiday or vacation is destined to be horribly matched with its counterpart, a sadness so surreal you won’t understand what has hit you. This Post Vacation Depression, or PVD, is the real deal. After experiencing the highs that come with family, fun, and fascination, the lows that follow are seriously sad. Numbness, feelings of isolation, exhaustion, anxiety about returning to work, easy distractibility, and binge eating are all likely side effects of PVD.
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