masked depression


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A form of depression that occurs in adolescents, who deal with depression through denial, somatization—headaches, abdominal or other pain—or ‘acting out’—truancy, substance abuse, multiple accidents

masked depression

Psychology A form of depression that occurs in adolescents, who deal with depression through denial, somatization–
headaches, abdominal or other pain, or 'acting out'–truancy, substance abuse, multiple accidents

masked depression

Depression in older adults that usually presents with physical symptoms or illness.
Synonym: hidden depression; somatic depression
See also: depression