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Men less likely to seek help for depression than women

Drinking, drugs and gambling and excessive work habits may actually be a symptom of depression in men. Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression as men often won't acknowledge their feelings. This is indicated in statistics where men are four times as likely as women to commit suicide. Roughly 6 million US men are diagnose with depression annually. Some men describe feeling isolated, nauseous and inexplicable crying bouts. Other symptoms may be lack of enjoyment of life, lethargy, sadness, sleeping problems, appetite changes and fatigue. Medication and talk therapy to treat depression is quite successful with 90% of patients finding relief.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News Channel 9 - WQAD

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About: Men less likely to seek help for depression than women

Date: 28 November 2004

Source: News Channel 9 - WQAD


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