Depression is a crippling illness, just like any other. Sadly, it’s an illness that’s always overlooked. Most people suffering from it never seek treatment, either because of not being aware that they’re clinically depressed, or that they just don’t want to admit they’re mentally ill.
The condition is more prevalent in men than in women, with men 3.5 times more likely to die from it. Here are seven male depression symptoms you may not have known.
1. Low moods
While having a low mood is from time to time is normal, the one as a result of depression manifests itself differently. It mostly goes for long, taking weeks, or even months.
It becomes worsened by the other symptoms of depression like fatigue and lack sleeplessness. The affected person lacks interest in life, not responding to the efforts of people trying to cheer him up.
2. Unexplained fits of rage
Men who are depressed will get angry for no reason. So they pick fights with their spouses over flimsy issues, and shout at their bosses for nothing, without thinking of the consequences.
These outbursts of rage are often-lived and later regretted.
Depressed men often lack the energy that would make them look active. A once daring and active husband suddenly turns into a person who just prefers to laze around. They start to postpone tasks and become sluggish at the workplace.
This feeling of extreme fatigue is often worsened by the insomnia related to depression. If you don’t get to sleep and rest at night, the tiredness gets carried onto the next day.