Men’s Mental Health Is Important Too!

September 2, 2013

Sad ManNew studies into men’s mental health have found that men may actually be more likely to have depression—we just need to acknowledge that men’s symptoms don’t look like women’s.

Workaholism, rage, risk-taking, substance abuse—these are symptoms of depression for men. Notice that one of the key differences between men and women is that men’s symptoms are outward, whereas women tend to internalize them.

This new data puts men at about an equal risk for depression as women. It better reflects why men’s suicide rate is so high (something that was much harder to explain when we thought their depression rate was so low!).

Other symptoms of depression include sadness, hopelessness, loss of value (in yourself, in cherished activities), anxiety, and insomnia and other sleep problems.

Multiple lines of attack are needed to fight depression. First, build a regimen. It’s hard to motivate yourself when you’re feeling down, so make a list, and force yourself through it: eat a healthy breakfast, exercise, and set a goal for the day. Since men are already prone to workaholism, make it a personal goal. Spend time with a loved one, dedicate an hour to a relaxing hobby, whatever. No matter how much of that you get done, praise yourself for it, and do it again the next day.

Give yourself an herbal boost too: D.S.A. MGRx supports your brain so it can rebalance itself. If you need extra support, add a bottle of brain boosting MesoGold to you daily regimen.

Any male readers ever faced these symptoms of depression?

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