Emotional Depression After 40, Things Every Man Should Know

Male health and care are taboo, you could believe gentleman that as part of the stronger sex you do not need the review and supervision of your body and mind.

Fact: men ‘s health and grooming are taboo. Many men believe that because they are of the stronger sex they do not need the review and supervision of their body and mind. How many times have we not seen gentlemen become strong when they feel abnormal symptoms in their body? And not even mention when they avoid showing their emotions because they cannot afford to weaken before others.

The truth is that: «The study of the well-being of adults and the elderly requires that health attributes be considered, as well as economic and social attributes and their social and family network. One of the most important aspects in the elderly stage is the deterioration of functional, emotional and cognitive capacities. These changes, together with chronic degenerative diseases, limit the performance of normal and necessary activities for people’s lives, with the consequent decrease in their independence and the constant need for help »(Technical Note National Health and Aging Study in Mexico, ENASEM 2012).

From 40 to 54 years, some factors that influence the mental and emotional health of men

Entering the 1940s is a watershed in men’s lives. In many there is, even without wanting to, a need to feel young again, to remember those old experiences and live those they did not realize. On the other hand, motivated in part by the growth of the children, the estrangement with the couple due to lack of common plans and the occasional project postponed for years makes the man look back and want to recover what at that time would fill him . Thus a struggle is unleashed between what he perceives as the duty to be and what he wants to do; a dilemma between the obligations acquired over the years and the desire to enjoy all that from when you were young again. What is called “the midlife crisis.” When this happens, these situations are a source of depression.

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Without knowing and without wanting to, you may be experiencing a depressive crisis, where symptoms may appear that contribute to feeling the most acute problem. If this happens to you, it is time to reassess your perception of things. In a crisis it is very easy to distort situations and feelings with thoughts. Make an effort to rescue the positive aspects that are not normally appreciated in depressive crisis. Be patient and use your skills and ingenuity to get ahead, to give it the value and fair appreciation of the good and the bad that is being experienced.

Symptoms of depression

If you feel that one or more of these symptoms are recurring in you and remain, you may be depressed.

  • Lack of interest and taste for those things that you used to enjoy.

  • You feel sad and empty.

  • You cry easily and for no apparent reason.

  • You lack desire and energy.

  • A feeling of restlessness invades you and you are always agitated.

  • You are convinced that you are not worth it.

  • You feel guilty and that feeling disables you.

  • You feel anxiety about eating and that relieves you.

  • You have lost your appetite and are losing weight.

  • You think of death or suicide as a relief.

  • Remembering and thinking are difficult for you, you lack concentration.

  • It’s hard for you to make everyday life decisions.

  • Insomnia at night is common.

  • During the day you just want to sleep.

  • At dawn you feel great anguish and do not want to get up.

  • You feel tired all the time and yawn continuously.

  • You don’t feel any emotion.

Depression is considered a chronic disease that, if not treated in time, can make it impossible for the person to carry out their daily activities.

Don’t fall unprotected into the trap of the midlife crisis. Don’t let what you’ve built for years collapse because you don’t want to admit that you don’t feel right. Seek help so that at 60 you do not regret your 40.

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