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What Kind of Gift Should You Buy for Someone With Depression?

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Updated June 26, 2014

Are you shopping for someone this year who is going through a hard time with depression?  While you may have the urge to buy them something that will cheer them up it may be better to concentrate on what will provide them with stress relief and physical comfort.    For example, are they dealing with financial problems because their illness makes it difficult for them to work?  In this case, a gift of cash would provide welcome relief from the high stress levels that maybe exacerbating their depression.  And, a good book and a warm pair of pajamas might be just the ticket for the physical comfort that they are craving.

To get further ideas,  I polled our members to see what they thought would make a thoughtful and comforting gift for someone who wasn't feeling well during the holiday season.  Here are some of the answers they gave.  If you have ideas that you'd like to share, please leave them below in the comments section.

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