Lynn Cassidy’s bizarre condition has been diagnosed as ‘seasonal depression’ by top medics, stemming from the shock of learning when aged 10 that Santa Claus was fiction.
The parent goes to see a therapist each autumn to talk through her irrational sadness which leaves her close to tears and in the pits of despair every December.
She said: “I didn’t have the happiest of childhoods but for this one day a year my whole family got along.
“Back then I didn’t think it was my parents who did all of this – the magic of Christmas was down to one man – Santa Claus.
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