Males Unlikely to Get Help for Depression

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GuysGetDepressionThat’s what new studies are telling us.

Unfortunately, in many circles, depression is seen as a weakness:

Major depression is a biological, medical illness with physical, cognitive and mental symptoms. Despite clear scientific evidence of depression’s medical and biological links, it remains stigmatized as a sign of weakness or low character.

 

Acceptance of depression as a verifiable and treatable illness is further complicated by gender bias, leading it to be falsely categorized as a “woman’s” illness. For depressed men, this bias decreases their chances of being properly diagnosed and treated.

Guys get depression too, and seeking out help instead of trying to self-medicate and harming yourself as an end result is not weakness. It is one of the strongest things you can do.

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