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Men and Depression

June 13, 2018

Every June is recognized as Men’s Health Month. Although physical health is great, mental health is just as important. Depression may only be half as common in men than in women but about 6 million men in America are diagnosed with depression annually.

When men suffer from depression, they don’t paint the picture of what depression is in our mind. In many cases, depressed men show much subtler signs of the condition.

Men with depression may also show signs of hostility, irritability, inability to concentrate, and may blame themselves even for things that had happened in the past.

Why men suffer from depression?

There are different reasons why men suffer from depression. However, there are certain factors that can predispose them in developing such mental health problem. These factors include:

  • Physical health problems
  • Social isolation
  • Unemployment or problems at work
  • Relationship problems
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Significant changes in life

Some men may be at higher risk of developing depression than others. These include:

  • New fathers
  • Older men
  • Men living in rural or remote areas
  • Gay, bisexual, or transgender men
  • Unemployed men
  • Men with chronic health conditions

Depression can be treated in a variety of ways. If you’re not responding to or have not seen any improvement from conventional methods such as antidepressants and therapy, it may be time to try something else.

TMS Therapy, or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive and effective way of treating mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. If you’re tired of letting depression control your life, call NeurOasis TMS Therapy in Tucson today for a free consultation.