Depression symptoms are different in men and women.
Women and men react differently to depression. Women tend to blame themselves, while a man will blame others. Because a woman blames herself, she'll feel worthless, guilty, and anxious. Meantime, a man will feel suspicious and be guarded against revealing his feelings to others.
Men tend to be more angry than women. Women avoid conflicts when de-pressed. Women talk more easily about their feelings, whereas men hide their feelings. A depressed man finds it difficult to talk about his feelings. Instead, he will focus on physical symptoms that accompany depression. A man will mention aches, bruises, back pain, headaches and other physical problems as a cry for help. When men feel hopeless, helpless, or overwhelmed by despair, they tend to cover it up by drinking too much, behaving recklessly, or exploding with anger. A man needs to feel in control at all costs. To do otherwise is to be weak. So a man won't admit to being depressed.