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Depression in Men

Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition - a brain disease - that can strike anyone, including men.  In America alone, over 6 million men have depression each year.

Whether you're a company executive, a construction worker, a writer, a police officer, or a student, whether you are rich or poor, surrounded by loved ones or alone, you are not immune to depression. Some factors, however, such as family history, undue stress, the loss of a loved one or other serious illnesses can make you more vulnerable.

If left untreated, depression can lead to personal, family and financial difficulties, and, in some cases, end in suicide. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, however, most people recover. The darkness disappears, hope for the future returns, energy and desire come back, and interest in life becomes stronger than ever. more >>

 

Real Men. Real Depression.

Hear real stories of men with depression, how they got help and got better. more >> 

 

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The signs and symptoms of depression,

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