Depression In Men Is Different.
Written by Elizabeth Bernstein, it delineates the differences between women and men in depression. This brief article describes some of the symptoms men experience and how to approach them in eliciting and talking about their depression. Having seen a number of cases of men in depression, it would seem that usually, it is their lady friends, wives, mothers or female relatives who first notice the changes. The National Institute of Mental Health’s educational material gives the following symptoms: Different men have different symptoms, and some symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling sad or “empty”
- Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or angry
- Loss of interest in work, family, or once-pleasurable activities, including sex
- Feeling very tired
- Not being able to concentrate or remember details
- Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
- Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
- Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
- Inability to meet the responsibilities of work, caring for family, or other important activities.
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