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Depression in Men

Depression in males is much harder to detect than it is in females, and it often hits the male population harder than it does the female. This is due to the fact that men tend to be less in tune with their inner feelings than women, and are less likely to talk about it for fear of being seen as weak.

In order to seem tough to external parties, men will resort to consumption of drugs and alcohol, which they believe, takes their problems away, even if only for a little while. In some cases, men will often become aggressive, this is a way for them to release some of what they are feeling, taking out their anger on other people and making them feel some sort of pain, the same way they feel pain.

Women on the other hand, are more open about their feelings. They often rally support and share her burdens with a group of her friends, knowing that she will get support from them, instead of being ridiculed as men think. This being so, her chances of buying alcohol or taking drugs to relieve her pain only for a little while are considerably less than the mans.

Therefore, men are more vulnerable to suicide than women, and need to seek solutions before the situation spirals out of control.

10 Signs of Depression in Men

  1. Isolation from family and/or friends.
  2. Talks of there being no hope for him in the world.
  3. Attempts or signs of self harm.
  4. Suicidal ideation, talks of death or wish to die.
  5. Increased use of drugs and/or alcohol.
  6. Constant Mood swings
  7. Changes in sleeping pattern and eating habits.
  8. Finding a lack of pleasue in previously, 'entertaining' activities.
  9. Expression of lack of self worth/ self loathing.
  10. Being in a depressive state.

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