Mental Health Issues In Men

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Mental disorders is a major challenge for anyone to cope with, especially when it comes to men.

Men’s are no different from it. They too suffer from depression, anxiety and a range of mental health issues.

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Hectic schedules, unwanted work pressure, familial responsibilities, limited earning opportunities, etc. add more to their stress level. It is sad that men are made to feel weak by exhibiting their feelings.

Mental health experts believe that men are more prone to mental illness. The Men’s Health Forum stated that 4 in 5 suicides are by men, which is the biggest cause of death in men under 35.

Battling a mental illness takes resilience, strength, and willpower. So, if someone battling or have survived from cancer are heroes, then why not someone recovered from mental illness too be considered heroes?

The below infographic shows

Some of the Most Common Mental Health Disorders in Men.

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Types of Mental Health Disorders in Men:

1. Depression

Depression affects human beings with a wide range of symptoms. These may include the consistent loss of interest and enjoyment, low mood, general sadness, difficulty falling asleep, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, eating pattern changes, exhaustion and a lack of concentration, etc. to name a few.

Imbalance in one of the brain chemicals named ‘Serotonin’ plays a vital role in the rise of depression like disorders.

Depression plays a negative role in disturbing a person’s life. Negative thoughts continue to rise inside the human beings forcing them to attempt suicides as well.

These are commonly diagnosed disorders affecting over 300 million people.

Symptoms:

  • Physical pain including back pain, joint pain, limb pain, etc.
  • Feeling irritable and extremely grouchy.
  • Drinking more alcohol than usual situations and giving silly reasons.
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain like imbalances.
  • Ignoring or forgetting the daily routines like forgetting to shower, improper brush timings, struggling to get out of the bed in the morning, etc.
  • Inability to concentrate and making decisions for a purpose.
  • Apologizing for every single thing and rising with a fear of guilt every day.

Treatment:

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Depression must be treated on time for avoiding further life consequences.

The following natural therapies are found to be effective in chronic depression like situations:-

  • Getting deeper inside a scheduled daily routine.
  • Setting up day-to-day goals for yourself helps you get back on track.
  • Performing regular exercise for boosting ‘endorphin’ hormones count.
  • Eating healthy food on time including omega-3 fatty acid and folic acid eating stuff.
  • Taking enough sleep and going to bed on time.
  • Performing breath-up exercises including meditation and yoga.
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