Men and Depression (SIM)

Module Materials

Why is it important to know the depression symptoms more commonly found in men?

Men account for the vast majority of suicide deaths in the U.S. each year, and 40% of these men visited their primary care practice within 30 days of their death ( Additionally, men often present with different symptoms of depression than women. This module covers depression symptoms more commonly found in men, screening and treatment options, and resources available that specifically address depression in men.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the prevalence of depression in men and the common presenting symptoms, and how these differ from depression symptoms in women.
  • Describe the treatment options for depression in men.
  • Discuss tools and resources available for primary care practice teams for screening and treatment options for depression in men.

Who should complete this module?

The information in this module is valuable for all integrated team members, including clinicians, nurses, behavioral health staff, medical assistants, front & back office staff, and care managers.

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a four-year initiative, is funded by up to $65 million from CMS. The content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Men and Depression (SIM)