Depression In Men

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Men are always expected to be strong i.e physically as well as mentally. Depression in men is quite unheard of as they find it very difficult to speak up about the issues and burdens they are facing.

 

 

 

Depression in Men – Discover 8 Causes & Symptoms

 

Men are always expected to be strong i.e physically as well as mentally. Depression in men is quite unheard of as they find it very difficult to speak up about the issues and burdens they are facing.



The flustered state of conflict between mind and emotions leads to severe problems. We need to understand that it is absolutely okay to be more human and seek help for depression,Guest Posting even for men.

 

The first step towards understanding your mental well-being begins with acknowledging deeper feelings.

 

Did you know, depression can be cured without clinical help? check here 7 ways to Tackle Depression.

Around 5.8% of men in India are suffering from depression, according to a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.




It has become the major cause of DALY (Disability-adjusted life years). Or the leading cause of the total number of years lost due to ill-health and disability is depression.

 

It is second to ischemic heart disease.

 

Did you know, Men are twice as likely as women to commit suicide? And the number of suicides in men has increased from the past 26 years.

 

Men with depression tend to rely on the excess of alcohol and display anger & become violent toward others.

 

Causes of Depression in Men

  • The pressure at the workplace

  • Breakups

  • Job Loss

  • Inability to meet life goals

  • Incapacity to manage Work-life balance

  • Poor health

  • Loss in business

  • Excessive loan or borrowings



The causes may seem “too trivial” to adults but the resulting trauma is multi-fold.



Although, Signs and symptoms are different.

 

Signs are observed by other people whereas symptoms can be felt only by the person having it.

 

Signs of depression in Men

  • You may become more and more silent or show excess anger

  • You tend to ignore people in your family and friends

  • You might feel lost in your world unaware of the surroundings

  • Over or no sleep



If you are seeing any of the above signs you should talk it out with your family.

 

The issue may seem negligible or may not seem worth discussing as of now but it could result in a life-changing event I meant negatively.



Symptoms of depression in Men

  • You may feel irritated every time

  • Loss of interest in everyday routine

  • You may lose the desire for sex

  • You might lose appetite

  • You may prefer to avoid Social interaction

  • Thoughts of self-harm may occur

  • Wanting to escape current realities

  • Irregular sleep may make you sleep-deprived

  • Feeling of sadness throughout the day

  • You are becoming angry





Remember: It is not simple as saying, that “this shall too pass”, or “it is just a phase”. Seeking help for mental health issues is very much similar to seeing a doctor for physical illnesses.

 

The symptoms might not look dangerous in isolation but can result lead to deep mental trauma or in the worst case self-harm or suicide if not treated properly.







                                 

 

 






                                 



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