For you the girls, I suggest you to read this article, because it is important for your partner ;)
Depression can lead to grief and loss of interest in activities that are fun though. In men and women, depression sometimes manifests itself in different ways even though the women are generally more often hidden. But at least there are 12 typical signs of depression in men.
Signs of depression in men are :
People who are depressed will undergo a series of physical and emotional changes. The men can experience fatigue, as well as the physical movement or psychomotor slowing, speech, and thought processes.
2. Sleeping too much or too little
Sleep problems like insomnia, waking up very early in the morning, or oversleeping are common symptoms of depression. Some people sleep 12 hours a day and still feel tired or still want to go back to sleep and woke up every two hours.
3. Abdominal pain or backache
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, health problems such as constipation or diarrhea, and headache, and backache, commonly experienced by people suffering from depression.
Men who are depressed often show signs of anger, it is not showing any signs of excitement.
5. Difficulty to concentrate
Psychomotor retardation may slow down the man's ability to process information, thus disturbing the concentration on work or other tasks.
6. Anger or hostility
Some men manifest depression by becoming hostile, angry, or aggressive. Men hostile as a result of depression and felt under pressure by friends or family
Men are more likely to report symptoms of depression such as stress. Stress is more socially acceptable to be expressed. Research has shown that, stress can cause changes in both the body and brain, which in turn can lead to depression.
Research has demonstrated a strong association between anxiety disorders and depression. Men may be more likely than women to experience anxiety.
9. Abuse drugs or alcohol
Substance abuse often accompany depression. Research has shown that alcoholics almost twice as likely to suffer from severe depression.
10. Sexual dysfunction
Depression is a common reason for loss of desire and sexual dysfunction, and it's one of the symptoms that men tend not to report such symptoms.
Some people naturally have a difficult time to make decisions. Thus the inability to make a choice is usually concerned only if it is a new behavior.
12. Suicidal thoughts
Women are more likely to attempt suicide, but men were more than 4 times more likely to die if they tried to commit suicide. One reason is that men tend to choose more lethal methods.