Symptoms of anxiety and depression

Symptoms of depression in men

While depression is often associated with sadness and hopelessness, it also manifests itself in irritability and anger, unnecessary risk taking, and increased alcohol or drug use in men.

Physical signs of depression may include:

Emotional signs of depression may include:

  • feeling sad or nervous
  • losing interest or pleasure in activities
  • feeling irritable, angry or violent
  • becoming withdrawn and isolated
  • feeling worthless, guilty, or hopeless
  • taking unnecessary risks
  • thinking about death or suicide.

Symptoms of anxiety in men

Anxiety is more than having sweaty palms and butterflies in your stomach. Symptoms of anxiety can include ongoing feelings of worry, fear and impending doom that are so severe they interfere with your ability to work, maintain relationships and get a decent night’s sleep. Physical signs of anxiety may include:

Emotional signs of anxiety may include:

  • frequent worry about what could go wrong
  • feelings of dread
  • concentration problems
  • avoidance
  • catastrophic thinking
  • irritability or edginess
  • being overly vigilant towards danger
  • absentmindedness
  • fear of losing control

Treatment for anxiety and depression in men