Harvard Men's Health Watch

Depression: Often overlooked but important for men

Depression prevents pleasure, saps energy, and interferes with daily life; it can also lead to heart disease and other medical problems. Depression can be hard to recognize, especially in men, who often make the mistake of thinking of it as a "woman's problem." American men face a 12% lifetime risk of depression, and they are four times more likely to commit suicide than women. Once depression is diagnosed, it can respond well to treatment.
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