Friday, October 10, 2008

Depression and Suicide: Men Are Right At the Edge

The Los Angeles Times reported a father who killed his entire family because the current economic crisis was affecting his finances.

Depression in men is more than a bad mood but an emotional disturbance that affects a man's overall health.

Rather than expressing sadness, men get angry or aggressive. Men are also less likely to seek help for depression, but can choose to start drinking to deal with inward pain.

Women may attempt suicide more than men, but men are more successful at completing it. However, most men respond well to depression treatment with medications, therapy or both.

The secret is the right combination of therapy and medications. Get the man into counselling quickly enough, and there is hope. Call today.

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