Recognizing Depression in Men

Men do not their struggles with depression or other mood disorders. They way men act when they suffer from depression can defer from how women may act. The following are indicators of depression in men: aggression, anger, withdrawal, shutting down, going quiet, and disconnection. In addition, men who are depressed tend to: avoid things they used to enjoy, numb emotions, hide vulnerability, and act more impulsively. If you suspect you are suffering from depression, speak to your primary care physician.

It is important to act if you think someone you know is suffering from depression and becoming suicidal. If you suspect someone is suicidal call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.