It’s that time of year again, celebrations and merriment all around. However, as with most good things, the holidays can also have unwanted side effects. Fill in the blanks for each scenario using the clues provided from International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification to take a lighthearted look at some possible holiday diagnoses.

All across the town, kitchens are warm with the smells of cookies, candy, and other tasty treats. The risk is high for____________________ (R63.2) and ____________________ (K30).

Young parents sometimes find that holidays may also bring ____________________ (R46.2) as children clean their rooms, offer to help with household chores, and use their best manners while dropping hints about new toys and games.

Parents are warning children that____________________ (Z62.820), ____________________ (Z62.891), or____________________ (Z55.3) may have a negative effect on holiday gift giving. Threats of lumps...

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