Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Explaining What Therapy Does May Help Husband to Seek It

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Explaining What Therapy Does May Help Husband to Seek It

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Dear Doctor K: I'm convinced my husband is depressed, but he refuses to seek help. What can I say to convince him that he could benefit from therapy?

Dear Reader: Most men don't like to ask for help or to talk about their feelings. That's not going to be easy for your husband. However, doing nothing could make it harder for him. If he is suffering from depression and doesn't get help, it could threaten everything important in his life, starting with family, friends and work.

Left unchecked, the symptoms of depression can make a person miserable. The sadness, lack of energy, loss of interest in sex, difficulty thinking and constant feeling of stress can cause serious problems at home and at work. They may even lead to destructive behavior like alcohol or drug dependence. …

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