Signs & Symptoms of Male Depression
  British Journal of Psychiatry 
Suicide among Men increase

A report in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests male depression may increase in the 21st century. Economic conditions have already spawned the term "Mancession" to describe the difficulties men face in a changing job market that threaten their traditional role as family breadwinners. 
Signs and Symptoms of Male Depression

Male depression does not fit the image of classic depression symptoms, with men so often taught to act strongly and hide vulnerabilities. But with 80 percent of all suicides in the United States occurring among men, male depression is very real. These are some of the signs and symptoms of male depression:

* Men turn their feelings outward, blaming others rather than themselves for their problems;

* They worry whether they are receiving enough love and praise, unlike depressed women who tend to doubt their own lovability and shy away from praise;

* Anger, irritability and egotism are indicators of possible male depression;

* Creating conflict and displaying hostility are signs of depression in men;

* Men tend to lash out and act controlling when depressed;

* Rather than sleep too much, depressed males sleep too little;

* Restlessness, agitation and hostility are symptoms of potential depression in males;

* Self-medication with alcohol, television, sports and sex are common symptoms of male depression.