Mental Health Wellness

Warning Signs of Depression in Men

October 10, 2018

Warning Signs of Depression in Men

Did you know suicide rates have increased 30% over the last 10 years? In fact, it is the 8th leading cause of death in men in the United States.

Men Don’t Always Show the Stereotypical Symptoms of Depression

Here are some warning signs of depression in men:

  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Loss of energy
  • Less interest in enjoyed activities
  • Feeling less of a purpose in life or less of a connection to life
  • Increase in substance abuse

Getting the Right Help is Important for Depression

If you have concerns that you could be suffering from depression, an easy first step is meeting with your doctor to discuss how you are feeling. If your symptoms turn out to be depression, an easy first step is to meet with your doctor to see if there is something he can do such as medications or referral to a therapist.

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