July 10, 2005

 

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Thank you SO much for this article. It has touched me and I know it'll do the same for others....

Posted by: NickMack at September 27, 2006 12:58 PM

What are some ways to get help for a male who does not admit they have bi polar disorder? A male who shows all the signs, but is not accepting that they need professional help..

Posted by: Yomayraliz Rosado at July 30, 2010 12:05 PM

An addition to bipolar,major depressive disorder, and dysthymic disorder (listed in the above article), low testosterone is another reason for feeling low and depressed. I found these statements about this subject on a site called reNEWMAN. the site is http://renewman.com

It says:

Testosterone levels start to decline in the late 20’s. Most men will feel the effects of lowT beginning at about age 35. Symptoms include the following:

* Depression, or loss of eagerness and enthusiasm for daily life
* Low energy
* Decreased mental quickness
* Decreased desire for physical activity
* Decreased desire for intimacy – reduced sex drive and function
* Decreased muscle tone
* Weight gain, increase in body fat, particularly around the mid-section
* Night sweats and trouble sleeping
* Mild to moderate irritability, including mood swings

I found this very interesting, and will continue to do research.

Posted by: John at August 13, 2010 8:02 AM

Men's depression is often masked by alcohol or drugs, or by the socially acceptable habit of working excessively long hours. Depression typically shows up in men not as feeling hopeless and helpless, but as being irritable, angry, and discouraged; hence, depression may be difficult to recognize as such in men. Even if a man realizes that he is depressed, he may be less willing than a woman to seek help. Encouragement and support from concerned family members can make a difference. In the workplace, employee assistance professionals or worksite mental health programs can be of assistance in helping men understand and accept depression as a real illness that needs treatment.

Posted by: Jenny Ledd at May 21, 2011 6:37 PM