Michigan Depression Therapy: Signs Of Depression In Men – Part 2

depression in men

Continued from Part 1.

Sexual Struggles

The stereotype of men having a consistently high sex drive is an overstatement in the modern world. The fact is that day to day stress from work can family can drastically reduce a man’s libido. When stress turns into depression, a low sex drive can become a non-existent one. Men may also experience erectile dysfunction or other performance problems that can make their depression even worse. Sexual struggles are not definitive indicators of depression, but they can be when combined with other symptoms.

Digestive Issues

Your digestive system is very responsive to stress. Men with depression may experience constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach aches, gas pains, and a number of other digestive struggles as their bodies struggle to process their emotions. These symptoms may be signs of physical conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease. If your symptoms are persistent in high-stress situations, you may want to work with a depression therapist.

General Aches And Pains

Do you feel achy on a consistent basis? This could be the result of your work environment, standing on your feet for long periods of time, diet, sleeping positions, etc., but it could also be the result of depression. Men in particular note back and muscle aches as some of their physical symptoms of depression.

Thoughts Of Suicide

Women attempt suicide three times more often than men, but men are more likely to die from their suicide attempts. Males die from suicide 3.5 times more often than females, and 70% of suicides in 2014 were white men. If you have suicidal thoughts of any nature, it’s important to speak to a professional about your situation. One of the depression therapists here at Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers can help you understand your feelings and find other ways to cope with them. Suicide is never the answer, and we are here to hold your hand and guide you to a better solution.

How To Get Depression Treatment In Michigan

Depression treatment is closer than you think. Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers has two convenient locations in Metro Detroit, MI and a total of 30+ counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists on staff. Each of our mental health and behavioral development experts specialize in a unique area of the field, and we will match you with the one who is best suited to assist you.

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