What Depression Looks Like In Men

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Clinical depression—in women or men—can cause sadness and a loss of interest in once pleasurable activities. But depression can sometimes manifest in different ways in different people.

While the symptoms used to diagnose depression are the same regardless of gender, often the chief complaint can be different among men and women.

You can’t go after one symptom, but instead have to assess a group of symptoms. Here are signs of depression in men.

Although men don’t always talk about feelings of depression, depression in men is common. Learn about the symptoms of clinical or major depression in men


Instead of seeming down, men who are depressed often show signs of irritability. If they talk about an emotional component, it could be sadness with irritability. In addition, negative thoughts are a common aspect of depression. Men will report feeling irritable because they are having negative thoughts constantly.