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Are the signs of untreated depression in men different from those in women?

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Men who have untreated clinical depression, also called major depression, may show more anger, frustration, and violent behavior than women. They also are more likely to engage in dangerous acts like driving recklessly or having unsafe sex. Men may be less likely to recognize physical signs like headaches, stomach issues, and constant pain as possible symptoms of depression.

From: Untreated Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Depression?” and "Suicide in the US: Statistics and Prevention."

The National Women’s Health Information Center: “Depression.”

National Cancer Institute: “Depression (PDQ).”

Food and Drug Administration: “The Lowdown on Depression.”

Mental Health America: “Facts about Depression and Suicide.”

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

National Alliance on Mental Illness:  "The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Depression?” and "Suicide in the US: Statistics and Prevention."

The National Women’s Health Information Center: “Depression.”

National Cancer Institute: “Depression (PDQ).”

Food and Drug Administration: “The Lowdown on Depression.”

Mental Health America: “Facts about Depression and Suicide.”

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

National Alliance on Mental Illness:  "The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

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