Many men—those experiencing unemployment for the first time in their lives and returning war veterans among others—feel shame in facing up to their depression and choose to downplay or avoid any mention of their condition. Often it's left up to the women in their lives to find a way to assist them. Board certified psychiatrist Douglas Bey, Jr., with more than 40 years experience in this field, provides the insight and guidance women need to identify this condition in their men and help them obtain critical professional assistance. With compassion and humor, Bey sheds light on the causes of depression unique to men as well as its impact on them and provides a gameplan for their treatment. His straight-forward advice offers caregiving wives and girlfriends the tools to recognize the symptoms of depression, to support their men through recovery, and perhaps most importantly to maintain their own morale in the interim.
"I cannot imagine a better book to give to someone who loves a depressed man and wants to understand what he needs." —Jacqueline Olds, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, author, The Lonely American
Douglas Bey Jr. is board certified in psychiatry with special qualifications in geriatric psychiatry who has served as a board examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is the author of Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic and Wizard 6: A Combat Psychiatrist in Vietnam. He lives in Normal, Illinois.