One of the tricky things about depression symptoms in men is that many of the symptoms don't look like depression at all. Not only do most depressed men not look depressed, but they'll tell you they don't feel like it either. In fact, these men usually look and act just like the saying goes, 'men being men.' And 'men being men' can be one of the signs (I'll explain more later on).
In contrast to the hidden depression symptoms in men, women most often look, feel, and act depressed when suffering from depression. Unlike men, women recognize and will admit it to themselves and others too. It shouldn't be surprising then that
men are diagnosed with depression at much lower rates than women. Estimates suggest that in the United States women are diagnosed 2-4 times as frequently as men, and in the United Kingdom it is estimated that depression is diagnosed in 7% of women, but only 3% of men.