Harvard Men's Health Watch

Men: Don't ignore signs of depression

The most typical signs of depression are persistent sadness and disinterest, but the illness can look different in men. Men sometimes mask their depression in anger or irritability. Other symptoms of masked depression are bodily aches and pains, alcohol abuse, and reckless or escapist behaviors, like gambling. Mild depression is relieved by medication, talk therapy, or both. For more severe depression, medication is often the best option. After symptoms of depression begin to resolve, it’s important to continue taking medications to prevent relapse.
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