Depression in Men. Also, Know the Signs that Go Unnoticed!

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Depression in Men. Also, Know the Signs that Go Unnoticed!

We often believe men are strong and in control of their emotions at all times. But depression in men is a common condition and many disregard or refuse treatment for it. When depression occurs in men, it may be veiled by several unhealthy coping behaviors. Men with depression may feel blue, feel extremely exhausted, have sleeping difficulties, and not derive pleasure from activities they once enjoyed.



Depression in men: Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of depression in men include:

  • Loss of interest in work and sex
  • Irritability, hopelessness, anxiety, and anger
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Overeating or not eating at all
  • Aches and pains such as headaches, digestive problems, or cramps

Other signs of depression in men

Other behaviors in men that could be signs of depression, but often go unnoticed are:

  • Drinking more or taking drugs
  • Avoiding family or social situations
  • Working obsessively without taking proper breaks
  • Finding it hard to keep up with work or family responsibilities
  • Becoming more controlling or abusive in relationships
  • Engaging in risk-taking behavior, such as gambling or unsafe sex
  • Attempting suicide
  • Becoming more controlling or abusive in relationships
  • Engaging in risk-taking behavior, such as gambling or unsafe sex

The behaviors mentioned above could be signs of depression or might overlap with other mental health issues. Hence, professional help is the key to correct diagnosis and suitable treatment.

Speak up!!

“When all your instincts tell you to retreat inward, find and follow the path that leads back from darkness. It can be hard to find the strength to do it, but reaching out is crucial"

Asking for help may be tough for men, but be aware that it is unlikely for depression to go away without treatment. It may just get worse and feel miserable. It can cause issues in every aspect of life including career, health, personal safety, and relationships. There are many effective treatments available for depression.

Emotional Counseling

Be it man or woman, don't try to fight out depression on your own because the consequences could be distressing. Have courage to seek help when you need it!

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