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What are the symptoms of Depression in Men?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jan 06, 2013
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Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few; some people suffer many. The severity of symptoms varies among individuals and also over time.

Depression

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood.
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism.
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness.
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyable, including sex.
  • Decreased energy, fatigue; feeling “slowed down.”
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.
  • Trouble sleeping, early morning awakening, or oversleeping.
  • Changes in appetite and/or weight.
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts.
  • Restlessness or irritability.
  • Persistent physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain that do not respond to routine treatment.

 

Mania

  • Abnormal or excessive elation.
  • Unusual irritability.
  • Decreased need for sleep.
  • Grandiose notions.
  • Increased talking.
  • Racing thoughts.
  • Increased sexual desire.
  • Markedly increased energy.
  • Poor judgment.
  • Inappropriate social behavior.

 

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  • mohd ayaz15 Jul 2012
    i am suffering with depression,i am unable to sleep in night feel heavy head fear all the time, afraid some thing will happen to me unknown fear it is very much disturbing i have always negative thought i have no confidence in me i am b.p and diabetic patient i need a best advice and looking for result oriented treatment,pls any doctor can get rid of my problem is it depression or any kind of other illness my details r below