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Your psychologist may arrive at your next session lacing up their sneakers. Because “running therapy” is the latest mental health trend. It makes a lot of sense, especially for men, who tend to keep their emotions locked inside. And symptoms of depression often appear as irritability or aggressiveness. Plus, it can be hard for men to sit and discuss their feelings. Eye contact is also an issue. The male brain reads it as a challenge, and it can make men combative. So, walking or jogging side-by-side makes a lot of sense. It makes patients feel like they’re in sync with their therapist and allows them to open up.