174348678Depression affects approximately 6 million men in the U.S.; however, many more suffer silently. The symptoms of male depression are often difficult to diagnose because they vary considerably from women’s symptoms, or what we think of as “classic” depressive symptoms. The confusion compounded by the misconception of depression as a women’s illness impedes many men from seeking help. However, it is imperative that men’s symptoms are recognized and treated because clinically depressed men are four times as likely to commit suicide as women. Here, then, are some symptoms of depression in men. Continue reading …

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