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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