Depression in Men – Many Symptoms shown during MLC

This is so true

Men don’t or won’t
seek help for their depression & react – act out

against us the ones who
love them & want to help them

but instead they blame
us wives & family for their depression

so in typical MLC
fashion they do things which don’t indicate depression

as most of us have been
taught depression look like

this article is a very
good & short read

Symptoms of Depression
in Men

by Mary
Calvagna

Depression—once
thought of as a woman’s disease—is appearing more frequently in men.
Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from depression each year; over six million
of these sufferers are men.

Male depression may include symptoms not
normally thought of as the classic symptoms associated with depression. As a
result, depression can be difficult to recognize in men, and doctors may be
less likely to suspect depression as the cause of a man’s complaints. In
addition, men may not be willing to admit that they are feeling depressed.

Symptoms Associated With Male Depression:

·                      
Using alcohol or drugs to
self medicate

·                      
Working excessively long
hours

·                      
Watching excessive
amounts of television

·                      
Becoming irritable or
angry

·                      
Becoming violent to
himself or others

·                      
Creating conflict

·                      
Acting overtly or
covertly hostile

Classic Symptoms of Depression:

·                      
Persistent sad, anxious,
or "empty" mood

·                      
Feelings of hopelessness,
pessimism

·                      
Feelings of guilt,
worthlessness, helplessness

·                      
Loss of interest or
pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex

·                      
Decreased energy,
fatigue, being "slowed down"

·                      
Difficulty concentrating,
remembering, making decisions

·                      
Insomnia, early-morning
awakening, or oversleeping

·                      
Appetite and/or weight
loss, or overeating and weight gain

·                      
Thoughts of death or
suicide; suicide attempts

·                      
Restlessness,
irritability

·                      
Persistent physical
symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive
disorders, and chronic pain

Two-thirds of people who suffer from depression do
not seek help. It is crucial, however, that depression be diagnosed and
treated—untreated depression has been linked to suicide. Of those who
seek treatment, 80% experience significant improvement and lead productive
lives.

 


Last reviewed September 2005 by Steven
Bratman, MD

Please be aware that this information is
provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither
intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL
YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL
EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health
provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have
regarding a medical condition.

Copyright © 2005 HealthGate Data
Corp. All rights reserved.

 

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