What are some common warning signs of stress and/or depression in men?

Oftentimes, men don’t seek help when they feel stressed or depressed. So, it’s important that men and those close to them can recognize the warning signs of stress and depression so they can work to take care of the issues.

General signs of stress:

  • Fast heart rate
  • Muscle tension
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Tense stomach

Long-term signs of stress:

  • Frequent cold or flu
  • Headaches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Skin problems
  • Digestion problems
  • Poor concentration
  • Negative thoughts
  • Speech problems
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Poor eating
  • Being accident prone
  • Aggression

Depression can itself be a sign of long-term stress.

Signs of depression:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Too much sleep
  • Change in appetite
  • Headaches, stomachaches, other aches and pains
  • Lack of energy
  • Nervous, jumpy feelings
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering and making decisions

Once stress and/or depression are identified in your life, it is important to find positive ways to respond.

Coping with stress:

  • Identify the stress and what triggers it.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle by getting plenty of sleep, eating right and exercising.
  • Respond positively to stress by managing the things you can change and letting go of the things you cannot control.
  • Relax and slow down.

Talk with your physician if there are sign of stress or depression that you feel you might be experiencing.

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