Men: Depression, Anger and and Anxiety

Yes, men get depressed too. It's not just a problem that affects women. And anxiety is the modern social problem of this decade. Nearly everyone is affected by anxiety at some point in their lifetime.

Anger, anxiety and depression are interrelated. Many men are referred for counseling due to their "anger management problem." And yes, some of these men do have anger and aggression that needs to be ameliorated. But many men have underlying issues such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Many men do not recognize depression or anxiety because it may manifest itself in different ways. It may show up as irritation, anger, or impatience that is difficult to shake. Or it could feel like stress or worry. Or it could appear as fatigue or a vague, general sense of being "unwell."

Men are conditioned to not talk about how they feel, so many guys just keep on keeping on, doing their day to day routines of work, chores, family, but without any joy or fulfillment, in spite of the belief that they should be happy or they "have it all together." Furthermore, it is exacerbated by cultural ideals of what a man is supposed to be. These are confusing times and it can feel like you're giving it your all but it never seems to be enough.

If any of this sounds like you, and you are wondering what to do, call today at 678-209-1348 to schedule an appointment for an assessment. I will do my best to work with your schedule, understanding that you already have many responsibilities. Also, to get you started, you may want to read the book "I Don't Want to Talk About It" by Terrance Real. Many men have told me that this was a very helpful book for them, written from a male perspective.