Saturday, November 19, 2011

Depression - In Men

Male depression is just as frequently as female depression, but it does not appear so, because very few people speak or agree that they have depression. So most men with depression go undiagnosed and untreated. And this is very risky because people who commit suicide were depressed and 75% - 80% of all people who commit suicide in the U.S. are men. It positively makes you wonder if you could have reduced that number if I just was more observant of symptoms of depression in this friend who knew or loved one who has dedicated suicide.

If you are someone who reads this and you think you may have symptoms of depression, go for diagnosis and begin treatment immediately. Untreated depression can have devastating consequences.

Depression is nothing to be ashamed, this is just another disease such as pneumonia or another disease that can recover from.

Why depression in men go Undiagnosed

Failure to recognize symptoms of depression

The weakening of the signs and symptoms

It is open to discuss those symptoms of depression

Resistance to treatment due to fear of stigma of depression will result.

Signs and symptoms of depression in men

Men and women experience depression differently, the reasons are probably because men use different ways, both healthy and unhealthy to cope with their depression. And for women, the difference may be due to a combination of factors such as brain chemicals, hormones and life experience. There are some signs and symptoms that are common to both male and female depression, feeling blue, or failure to receive pleasure from activities they once enjoyed, but there are symptoms, almost unique to men. They include:

Behavior of depression run - spend too much time at work or other activities such as sports

Abuse of alcohol or substances

Inappropriate anger

Controlling, violent or abusive behavior

Risky behaviors such as reckless driving

Cheating or unhealthy sexual relationships

Male depression and suicide

Although more women attempt suicide than men, more men are actually successful with it, this could be because they do not talk about suicide as women, they act faster than their suicidal thoughts and to use more lethal means, such as guns.

If you have men and seriously thinking about suicide or know someone who is, please get help immediately. Call 911 or your local emergency number. But if you're just feeling suicidal, try to get help for yourself:

Reaching close friend or loved one and share their feelings. If your friend or loved one loves you, he or she will tend to help, not judge you.

Make appointment with your doctor.

Talk to your doctor about the symptoms, he or she will refer you to a provider of mental health.

Get the help you need

Depression is a disease, illness, something beyond your control. So recognize that you are ill, not a sign of weakness, but the first step to heal and be yourself again. If you have symptoms of depression, go see your doctor and be diagnosed now, so you can start treatment. If you can keep it as undermining their feelings, or to dull from drinking too much alcohol or any other behavior runs, your symptoms will persist and even worsen. And when that happens, it will make you and your family miserable and to make every aspect of your life upside down. If you think you have depression, talk to your doctor, he or she will refer you to professional mental health provider who can give you advice about the disease.

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