Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Why Is My Husband Depressed and How Do I Help Him?

Why Is My Husband Depressed and How Do I Help Him?

Depression has been around forever, but our views on what it is and how to treat it seem to change quite frequently. Specifically, it is common for men to experience depression differently than women. A saddened mood, loss of interest in work or pleasurable activities, low energy, and thoughts of suicide are all symptoms that are tied to depression. However, men might just get irritable, paranoid, humorless, critical, and demanding. Successful and intellectual men will also often deny that they are depressed. A quiz targeted at men exists at www.IMSquiz.com that is designed to help them discover if this mental disorder might be at the root of their negative feelings.

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