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Posted on May 28, 2019 in Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health Awareness, News, Sleep Issues, Therapy

Men and Depression: How It Differs from Depression in Women

It is a common misconception that depression only affects women. Although women are more susceptible to depression than men, there are millions of men suffering from depression all over the world. It can, however, be tricky to diagnose depression in men as they are less likely than women to notice the symptoms and ask for help early on. Often, men do not get diagnosed with depression until they are at advanced stages of it. Symptoms of depression among men Although depression causes similar issues in both men and women, the way symptoms manifest in men and the way men deal with symptoms can differ greatly from the way women deal with depression and its symptoms. Sudden anger and rage: Sudden, unexplained bursts of anger and rage are common among men who suffer from depression. This happens mainly because most men do not express their emotions and keep them bottled up, which leads to a buildup of strong emotions. This buildup leads to sudden outbursts at the slightest provocation, however...

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Posted on Mar 8, 2015 in Counseling, Depression, News, Therapy

Depression: A “Black Dog”

Depression can be compared to a “black dog” that is always there, showing up to make life miserable. Depression affects more than 350 million people, of all ages, worldwide. Some of the signs of depression include: Feelings of hopelessness No interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed Irritability, edginess Loss of concentration and focus Loss of appetite or overeating, unrelated to an eating disorder Suicidal attempts or thoughts Aches, pains In the world today, depression is the number one cause of disability. Even though this condition is so common, there is still stigma surrounding it. Many people are afraid to seek help for fear of someone finding out or not understanding. Treatments for depression can include: Talk therapy Medications Regular Exercise Keeping a mood journal Need more help? There is help for those suffering from depression. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your situation. The therapists at Agor Behavioral Health Services are ready to help! Schedule an appointment by calling 630-621-5824 or send...

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