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. 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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Scott Wilson, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency in the Lincoln Family Practice Program. He is board certified in family medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Wilson enjoys percussion music, tennis, foreign travel and scuba diving. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilson.