It is important that friends and family support their loved one and encourage him to visit a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation.
A health professional can do an exam or lab tests to rule out other conditions that may have symptoms that are like those of depression.
For example, some men with depression hide their emotions and may seem to be angry, irritable, or aggressive while many women seem sad or express sadness.
Men with depression may feel very tired and lose interest in work, family, or hobbies.
It is important that the man seeking help be open and honest about any efforts at “self-medication” with alcohol, non-prescribed drugs, gambling, or high-risk activities.
A complete history should include information about a family history of depression or other mental disorders.
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that may cause severe symptoms.Keep reading to learn what issues are more likely to surface when dating a woman who struggles with clinical depression and how you should handle them.The stories we heard from women with depression and those who dated them will offer insights as well.They may be more likely to have difficulty sleeping than women who have depression.Sometimes mental health symptoms appear to be physical issues.