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Infographic about Depression in Men reads: Depression, even severe depression is treatable.  Approximately 6 million American men suffer from a depressive disorder annually.  Service members returning from combat deployments have an increased risk of developing depression.  Men are less likely than women to admit to negative mood states or to seek treatment for mental health issues.  Almost 9% of men in the U.S. feel anxious or depressed day to day.  Fewer than half of those men seek help from a mental health professional or take medication.  Men may experience depression symptoms beyond the traditional symptoms of low mood, withdrawal and sleep problems, including: Anger and irritability, substance misuse and rist taking behaviors.  The lifetime prevalence rate for alcohol dependence is twice as high in men as it is in women.  Men take their own lives at nearly 4 times the rate that women do. Remember depression is treatable. Talk to your health care provider today.  Need help finding a professional?  Question on depression? Call the Psychological Health Resource Center at (866) 966-1020

PHCoE Depression and Men infograph

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