Not all men are tuned into their emotions or even physical changes and may miss some signs of depression; here’s five signals to pay attention to:
Finding yourself more tired without a good reason like staying up late. If you believe you’re getting enough sleep and you can’t explain why you’re so exhausted, it could very well be a sign of depression.
If you’ve always been an optimist or at least someone who’s normally easy going and now find yourself on edge, more irritable and even exhibiting angry outbursts for seemingly no good reason, there may actually be a reason. This irritability could be a sign of depression.
#3 Change in diet and sleep
Changes in diet and sleep may seem like common symptoms of depression, but sometimes recognizing them in yourself isn’t always so easy. You may be mindlessly eating more than usual or skipping meals and blaming it on being busy. Sleeping more than usual? Maybe you’re used to getting up early on the weekends but now you just want to sleep in late, or perhaps you’re finding it more difficult to get to sleep.
#4 Physical symptoms
This can include everything from headaches, back pain, gut problems or other aches and pains that can’t be easily explained.
#5 Cognitive difficulties
Something like brain fog may come on gradually, but if you find yourself having difficulty concentrating or focusing on writing that presentation at work, this could be a signal. You may just find yourself always searching for the right words when talking or telling a story, something that always came easy for you before.
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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