Depression can easily become a monster that takes over every aspect of someone’s life. One of the best ways to combat this monster is to understand how it commonly manifests in different people.
Interesting new findings have shown that men and women actually experience and react to depression quite differently. While each individual handles mental and emotional challenges in their own way since everyone has a unique story, it can be helpful to know some generalities behind depression in order to be able to identify the signs and suggest seeking help.
For example, while depression rates are typically higher among women, suicide rates are higher among men. This could be in part due to the fact that women tend to be more willing to seek help, whereas men often seek to mask their depression and turn to a variety of distractions, sometimes including drugs and alcohol, which can worsen the problem.
Understanding these trends is critical to help combat depression and prevent loved ones from suffering with these issues alone.
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