Dealing with Holiday Stress

Hosted by John F. Robertson, Jr., MD

Most of us look forward to the holidays and hope they will be a time of love, happiness and peace.  Unfortunately, the tremendous demands of the season, like shopping, decorating, wrapping, socializing, traveling, baking, hosting, dealing with difficult family members, etc., can sometimes lead to a reality of stress, anxiety and grief.  Most importantly, the intense stress and pace of the season can even cause or exacerbate some life-threatening medical conditions like heart disease, stroke and severe depression.

Are you interested in medical advice on how to prevent or decrease holiday angst, recognize depression, or get through the holidays while suffering from a chronic illness? John Robertson, M.D., from Cooper’s Division of Family Medicine, will answer your questions about surviving the pressures of the holiday season as happily and healthfully as possible.  Dr. Robertson earned his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his internship and residency training at Crozer Keystone Health Systems.  He sees patients in in the Tower Commons Building in Sewell, NJ.