12 Depression Busters for Men

Identify the Symptoms

Man with headache

Part of what makes male depression so misunderstood is that a depressed guy doesn't act the way a depressed lady does, and the feminine symptoms are the ones most often presented in pharmaceutical ads and those glossy brochures you pick up at your doctor's office . For example, it is not uncommon for a man to complain to his primary care physician about sleep problems, headaches, fatigue and other unspecified pain, some or all of which may be related to untreated depression. In her Newsweek article, "Men & Depression," Julie Scelfo writes, "Depressed women often weep and talk about feeling bad; depressed men are more likely to get into bar fights, scream at their wives, have affairs, or become enraged by small inconveniences like lousy service at a restaurant."

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