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Tell the doctor if there is a history of depression in your family.In terms of psychotherapy I want to urge you to see a therapist who specializes in doing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy will help you to address and end the types of unhelpful thoughts that your are describing.Therapy helps by teaching new ways of thinking and behaving, and changing habits that may be contributing to the depression. I just didn't want to do anything."—Rene Ruballo, Police Officer As you continue treatment, gradually you will start to feel better. Therapy can also help men understand and work through difficult situations or relationships that may be causing their depression or making it worse. they'd ask their mother, ‘Why is Daddy not getting up and not wanting to do anything with us? Remember that if you are taking an antidepressant, it may take several weeks for it to start working. Stress—loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship or any stressful situation may trigger depression in some men.Most of the time, it is likely a combination of these factors.When a man has depression, he has trouble with daily life and loses interest in anything for weeks at a time. They may be more likely to have difficulty sleeping than women who have depression.And although women with depression are more likely to attempt suicide, men are more likely to die by suicide. I got up because the dog had to be walked and my wife needed to go to work.Have you been feeling like this for weeks or months? Everyone feels sad or irritable sometimes, or has trouble sleeping occasionally.But these feelings and troubles usually pass after a couple of days. Men may be more likely to feel very tired and irritable, and lose interest in their work, family, or hobbies.