If you're a man, you likely don't consider that your bad mood and anger come from being depressed. This is not a condition talked about much by men in this culture. But the reality is that more than 6 million men develop some form of depression each year in the U.S. Here is how to distinguish the symptoms of depression from just experiencing another "bad day."
Two Major Forms of Depression
Each person experiences depression in their own unique ways. There are two categories of depression, with each having its own impact on you.
Spotting the Signs of Depression
When you see the following signs, a visit to your family doctor is the first step. They can also be caused by a physical problem. If your doctor finds no signs of a physical illness, then it's time to talk with a counselor about possible depression.
Many of these symptoms can have a physical cause. If you see you doctor and they can't find a physical reason for the symptoms, accept that you may have depression and seek counseling from a psychiatry specialist.
When I first started understanding my anxiety, I realized that I wasn't capable of taking care of the issue on my own. Instead of trying to quietly navigate my condition, I decided to start working towards understanding the counseling process. I focused on finding the right counselor, and then I worked hard in therapy day in and day out. This blog is all about understanding how counseling can help, because I know how much it helped me. You never know, by talking with the right person and tackling your issues head-on, you might be able to enjoy a more fulfilling life.