Physical Symptoms of Depression
Men are more likely to recognize and describe the physical symptoms of depression than women. Men may acknowledge feeling irritable or angry, rather than saying they feel low. Everyone feels ‘down' occasionally but if you've been sad, moody, angry or unable to sleep or concentrate for more than a couple of weeks, it could be depression. You might also lose interest in work, sport, sex, going out, or other things you used to enjoy. Signs of depression in men are very common, with 1 in 8 men experiencing it at some stage of their life. You need to know the signs not only for you, but also for your mates and family.