Depression affects 1 in 8 men at some stage in their life.
Depression can be caused by a range of factors:
- Significant life changes.
- Relationship problems.
- Problems at work.
- Substance abuse.
- Social isolation.
- Physical health problems.
What does depression look like in boys & men ?
Depression can look different in males, so it's important to know what to look out for.
Men are more likely to notice the physical symptoms, rather than the emotional signs of depression such as:
- Feeling tired all the time.
- Weight changes.
Changes in mood can be different for males too, often reporting feeling angry or irritable, rather than feeling low. Social isolation, excessive substance use and a lack of interest or pleasure from usual activities can also be possible signs of depression.
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