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Feeling depressed? Don't man up, open up
Tuesday, 16 June · 2 min read

Evidence suggests that men experience mental health issues like anxiety or depression just as often as women, but they're less likely to ask for help.

It’s also believed that certain symptoms of depression are more common among men. These include:

  • irritability
  • sudden anger
  • increased loss of control
  • greater risk-taking
  • aggression

If you -- or your partner -- are showing signs of depression, there are benefits in discussing how you’re feeling with someone or with a support group.

Simple lifestyle changes could also help you cope, such as staying active, eating a balanced diet, avoiding drugs and alcohol and taking a break from your normal routine to do something you enjoy.

You can monitor your state of mind over time and notice any changes using the mood tracker in the Your.MD app.

You can also use the Notes feature to record how you feel on any given day -- writing down your thoughts can help you to make sense of them and become more aware of the things that worry you.

Quote of the day

The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you're not. -- Anonymous

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