Depression Therapy for Men
Depression can manifest itself in many different ways. For men it's common to be irritable, angry and feel like everything in life is an uphill battle. My treatment approach for depression is individually tailored. By targeting specific behaviors and cognitions, negative emotions will begin to lift. Depression is very treatable with counseling, don't let it rob anymore of your life.
Below are some facts about depression.
Major Depressive Disorder
The leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3
Affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32.5*
Symptoms include persistent sadness, feelings of worthlessness, lost interest in pleasurable activities and decreased energy. Major depressive disorder can also include effect changes in diet, increased sleep issues and suicidal thoughts.
Persistent depressive disorder, or PDD, (formerly called dysthymia) is a form of depression that usually continues for at least two years.
Affects approximately 1.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. (about 3.3 million American adults).
The median age of onset is 31.1*
PDD is a persistent, low grade depression. It effects mood, energy and typically accompanies thoughts of low self-worth.
* (Source ADDA.ORG)