Men often don’t see depressive symptoms in themselves. One normative response for men is to turn sadness and depression into anger and violence. This practice is unhealthy and can damage people, property, and relationships. It is important to understand the sources of your feelings and that you are not the only one suffering with depressive symptoms. In fact, 1 in 4 men suffer from the symptoms of depression on a daily basis. At Undaunted, we understand the difficulties you are under and can guide you through the healing process.
Some of the more common symptoms of depression in men include:
- Escapist behaviors
- Physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive problems, and pain
- Problems with drug use
- Controlling, violent or abusive behaviors
- Irritability or inappropriate anger
- Risky behavior, such as reckless driving