It’s well-documented that natural disasters, wars and other mass traumas can lead to significant increases in population-wide psychological distress. Weeks or months of anxiety, fear, sadness and social isolation during the pandemic can also take their toll.
Whether it’s conforming with societal norms, or trying to fit into the manly stereotype, men aren’t that in touch with their emotions. 9% of men in the US experience anxiety and feelings of depression every day. This is how depression affects most men:
Figures reported show that the prevalence of depression in women is twice as much as that in men. This is a major reason why male depression is often much less talked about. Do men not face depression at all? They do; they just hide it. Depression in men is covert. While women would weep and openly express helplessness, men are conditioned differently. In most societies around the world, men are raised to meet the parameters […]
Depression may not as often be diagnosed in men as in women, but that does not mean they don’t go through it. Depression in men is almost as common as it is in women. The only difference is that women readily accept their condition and reach out for help – men don’t – and majority of the times men don’t even realize they’re depressed. However, they do show signs and these “signs” dramatically impact their […]