Friday, September 3, 2010

Male Depression Unmasked

O My Soul:

I'm halfway through an incredible book entitled:

Unmasking Male Depression: Recognizing the Root Cause to Many Problem Behaviors Such as Anger, Resentment, Abusiveness, Silence, Addictions, and Sexual Compulsiveness

by Dr. Archibald Hart.

His main argument is that male and female depression, although equally painful, are expressed differently. Males act on their depression whereas females feel their depression. The majority of clinical counselors are trained to identify female depression with the general understanding that depression is expressed the same in both genders.

What, then, are the key behaviors of male depression:

1. Angry Outbursts

2. Easily Annoyed

3. Increased Sexual Activity

4. Workaholism

5. Emotional and Social Withdrawal

6. Coldness

7. Aloofness

8. Even For of Family Violence

These behaviors are closer to the mark of male (rather than female) depression.

God bless you


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