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Depression in Men

Everyone feels sad, irritable, or tired at times. Many people experience difficulty sleeping when they’re under stress. These are normal reactions to life stressors that typically pass within a few days. Major depressive disorder is different. Though insomnia and fatigue are often the presenting complaints, people with depression experience depressed mood or loss of interest…

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What are the signs of depression in men?

Both men and women can experience depression, but the signs and symptoms can be different. Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may have a higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because…

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7 Surprising Symptoms of Depression

The essential features of depression include depressed mood (feeling sad, hopeless, empty) and loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks. Depressed mood (or irritability for kids) and diminished pleasure are the primary symptoms people are cautioned to look for when depression…

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Common Symptoms of Clinical Depression

While only a qualified medical or mental health provider can diagnose depression, there are certain warning signs that can help you identify whether you or someone you care about may be depressed. Depression looks a little different in different people, however. So while one individual may struggle to get out of bed due to depression, someone…

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Depression increases risk of early death in older adults

A research team designed a study to investigate the role depression symptoms play in an increased risk of death over time. The team also examined the role heart disease and stroke play in the link between depression symptoms and increased risk of death. As we age, we become more likely to experience symptoms of depression….

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Study: Severely Depressed Patients Should Consider Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation

Adults with severe forms of depression should consider non-surgical brain stimulation as an alternative or add-on treatment, according to a new study published in The BMJ. Severe depression is a debilitating illness, and many patients find that the typical drug treatments and psychological therapies do not work for them. Although guidelines already support the use of brain stimulation,…

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Major Depression (Unipolar Depression)

What is Major Depression? Major depression, also known as unipolar or major depressive disorder, is characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness or a lack of interest in outside stimuli. The unipolar connotes a difference between major depression and bipolar depression, which refers to an oscillating state between depression and mania. Instead, unipolar depression is…

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Physical Effects of Depression

While depression affects us both emotionally and mentally, creating such symptoms as feelings of sadness and problems with thinking, it can also have certain physical effects as well. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to visit their physician complaining only of their physical symptoms, making it difficult for their doctor to diagnose their depression due…

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How childhood stress contributes to anxiety, depression

New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later on. The study, led by researchers at The Ohio State University, was presented Nov. 5 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, and highlights the important role of mast cells. “These are immune…

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Are Signs of Depression Different in Men?

Both men and women can experience depression, but the signs and symptoms can be different. Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may havea higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because men are typically less…

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