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Depression in Men Explored

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

Depression is a mental health condition that affects people of all genders and backgrounds. However, it often manifests differently in men than in women, making it challenging to recognize and diagnose males. In this blog post, we'll explore common ways depression manifests in men.


  1. Anger and irritability: Unlike women, who tend to experience sadness and hopelessness, men with depression may display symptoms of anger and irritability. We may become easily frustrated and lash out at those around us, leading to conflicts with friends, family, and coworkers.

  2. Substance abuse: Men with depression may turn to drugs, alcohol, or other substances to self-medicate their symptoms. Substance abuse can lead to many physical and mental health problems and make depression worse in the long run.

  3. Physical symptoms: Men with depression may experience headaches, stomachaches, or chronic pain without a clear cause. We may also have difficulty sleeping and may experience low energy levels.

  4. Avoidance of social activities: Depression can cause people to withdraw from social activities and isolate themselves. Men with depression may avoid spending time with friends and family or participating in activities they once enjoyed.

  5. Workaholism: Men with depression may use work to distract from manifesting symptoms. We may become workaholics, spending long hours at the office or working on projects even when we're off the clock.

  6. Risk-taking behavior: Depression can cause people to engage in impulsive or dangerous behavior. Men with depression may engage in risky activities such as reckless driving, excessive gambling, or substance abuse.

It's important to note that depression manifests differently in every individual. Some men may experience all of the above symptoms, while others may only experience a few. If you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with depression, it's essential to seek help from a mental health professional. With the proper support and treatment, it is possible to overcome depression and regain a sense of well-being.


 

Frankie E. Valle, LMHC, is the Owner and Chief Formulator of Esthete Beard Co., a men's grooming company that prioritizes mental and emotional wellness. With over a decade of experience as a Licensed Mental Counselor in Florida, Frankie is passionate about identifying real solutions to life issues and promoting healthy living through a faith-based approach. With a background as an Adjunct Professor and Consultant, he grew a small private practice into a treatment center before founding Esthete Beard Co. Check out Frankie's tips for achieving good mental, emotional, and spiritual balance in the Point Man Blost Post, where he emphasizes the importance of nurturing supportive fellowship, healthy living, and a meaningful relationship with God.


Supporting References:


  1. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). (2021). Depression. Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

  2. American Psychological Association (APA). (2021). Depression. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/topics/depression

  3. Mental Health America. (2021). Depression. Retrieved from https://www.mhanational.org/conditions/depression

  4. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). (2021). Depression. Retrieved from https://www.dbsalliance.org/depression/


Additional Mainstream Supportive Resources:


  1. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): This government agency provides reliable information about depression and other mental health conditions.

  2. American Psychological Association (APA): The APA is a professional organization for psychologists that provides a wealth of information about depression, including symptoms, treatments, and resources.

  3. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness, including depression.

  4. Mental Health America: This organization provides information and resources related to mental health and wellness, including depression.

  5. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): DBSA is a nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and resources to individuals with depression and bipolar disorder.

  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA provides information and resources related to substance abuse and mental health, including depression.

  7. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): AFSP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing suicide and supporting those who have lost a loved one to suicide.


 

Frankie E. Valle, LMHC, is the Owner and Chief Formulator of Esthete Beard Co., a men's grooming company that prioritizes mental and emotional wellness. With over a decade of experience as a Licensed Mental Counselor in Florida, Frankie is passionate about identifying real solutions for life issues and promoting healthy living through a faith-based approach. With a background as an Adjunct Professor and Consultant, he grew a small private practice into a treatment center before founding Esthete Beard Co. Check out Frankie's tips for achieving good mental, emotional, and spiritual balance in the Point Man Blost Post, where he emphasizes the importance of supportive relationships, healthy living, and a strong connection with Jesus Christ.

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