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[irishhealth.com] , Condon, Deborah Men urged to watch for depression. (12 Jun 2011)

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rish men are being urged to watch out for signs of depression.

The call comes from the Irish College of Psychiatry of Ireland ahead of Men's Health Week, which runs from June 13-19. The theme of this year's event is ‘Promoting and supporting the health and wellbeing in men and boys during challenging times'.

According to the college, depression is common, but can be successfully treated once recognised. It outlined a number of symptoms which people should watch out for, including:
-Feeling unhappy, miserable, down or depressed. The feeling will not go away and can be worse at a particular time of day, often first thing in the morning
-Being unable to enjoy anything
-Losing interest in seeing people and losing touch with friends
-Being unable to concentrate properly
-Feeling guilty about things that have nothing to do with you
-Become pessimistic
-Starting to feel hopeless and perhaps even suicidal.

The college noted that along with these symptoms, many people with depression also experience difficulty sleeping, a loss of interest in sex and poor appetite. Most depressed people find they have very little energy and tend to notice more aches and pains. Sometimes people who are depressed can be convinced they have a serious physical illness....


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