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Men: Recognize symptoms of depression

How men feel depression

Both men and women get depressed. But men may be more likely than women to:

  • Feel very tired and irritable.
  • Lose interest in their work, family or hobbies.
  • Have difficulty sleeping.

Depression is a real and treatable illness. Yet men are often reluctant to talk about how they're feeling or to seek help. Don't ignore your feelings.

Get help.

Sources: HelpGuide; National Institute of Mental Health

This assessment can help you determine if you might be depressed.

Reviewed 2/22/2021

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