Depression is a common and serious medical condition that affects how people feel and act. The illness can lead to emotional and physical problems. It can also cause issues in all aspects of a person’s life, particularly men.
According to the American Psychological Association, 9 percent of US men suffer from clinical depression, 1 in 3 take medication or seek counseling because of that condition, 30.6 have reported feeling severely depressed more than once in their lifetime and men are 4 times more likely to commit suicide than women.
So what can be done to deal with this? Here are 5 simple steps men can take to alleviate depression every day. Check them out:
Stress and depression are linked, and a variety of factors may cause stress.
A 2012 study conducted with veterinary students found stress had a negative impact on mental health, life satisfaction, and general health. A variety of factors, including work, education, family life, or relationships, can cause stress. It is important to try managing and addressing these stressful situations when they arise.
Exercise offers a range of health benefits including helping to prevent depression. Both high-intensity and low-intensity exercise are beneficial in this respect. High-intensity exercise releases the feel-good chemicals, known as endorphins, into the body.
Low-intensity exercise sustained over an extended period helps release proteins called