Signs Of Depression Men Shouldn't Ignore, According To Experts

Signs Of Depression Men Shouldn't Ignore, According To Experts

Depression in men: Men may find it difficult to sleep and may experience decrease in appetite followed by unintentional weight loss. They can also experience an increase in sleep and increase in appetite and weight gain.

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Symptoms of depression in men

Psychiatrist Dr Sanjay Chugh says that depression is a mood disorder in which the primary disturbance is in the mood of person experiencing depression. "The cardinal symptom of depression is therefore low mood, sadness and feeling blue, along with a lot of weepiness for no evident reason" he says.

"Some men, especially adolescent males, we can also expect to see a lot of irritability. Men can also experience anhedonia, which refers to lack of interest or pleasure in things which were interesting or pleasurable," Dr Chugh explains.

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Depression can cause irritability in men
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(Dr Sanjay Chugh is Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Dr. Chugh's Neuropsychiatry Clinic, New Delhi)

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