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Men's Health-The Bottom Line!
Depression & Men---It Starts with the Mind!
Male depression is a serious medical condition, whereas many men ignore it and refuse treatment. Irritability, isolation, and withdrawal are a few of the signs that go unnoticed.
Most exhibit unhealthy coping strategies and think those around them dont notice it. They may work excessively, consume too much alcohol (women too) to numb the pain. Depression affects men and women differently. When it occurs in men, it is masked with unhealthy coping behaviors. Male depression often goes undiagnosed and can have major, negative, and life threatening consequences if left untreated.
Factors in the difference in Men and Women include:
Men usually feel sad, hopeless, empty, and extremely tired with difficulty in sleeping and they dont get the pleasure out of things they usually enjoy; they often overcompensate with meaningless sex, creating more problems... other signs/symptoms include:
These sign and symptoms can overlap with other underlying mental issues. Seek professional help, there is nothing to be ashamed of, to get an accurate diagnosis and get what you need to be mentally healthy; see what forms of treatment works best for you along with natural therapies.
More unrecognized symptoms include:
Call 1-800-273-8255 if you experience thoughts of suicide and get help!